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Synonyms for intimidate
ɪnˈtɪm ɪˌdeɪtin·tim·i·date

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Wiktionary4.0 / 2 votes

  1. intimidateverb

    Synonyms:
    abash, dishearten

  2. intimidateverb

    To make timid or fearful; to inspire or affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.

    He's trying to intimidate you. If you ignore him, hopefully he'll stop.

    Synonyms:
    abash, dishearten

  3. intimidateverb

    To impress, amaze, excite or induce extraordinary affection in others toward oneself.

    Synonyms:
    abash, dishearten

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. intimidate

    One is frightened by a cause of fear addressed directly and suddenly to the senses; he is intimidated by an apprehension of contingent consequences dependent on some act of his own to be done or forborne; the means of intimidation may act through the senses, or may appeal only to the intellect or the sensibilities. The sudden rush of an armed madman may frighten; the quiet leveling of a highwayman's pistol intimidates. A savage beast is intimidated by the keeper's whip. Employers may intimidate their employees from voting contrary to their will by threat of discharge; a mother may be intimidated through fear for her child. To browbeat or cow is to bring into a state of submissive fear; to daunt is to give pause or check to a violent, threatening, or even a brave spirit. To scare is to cause sudden, unnerving fear; to terrify is to awaken fear that is overwhelming. Compare ALARM.

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, appal, browbeat, cow, daunt, dismay, frighten, scare, terrify

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 4 votes

  1. intimidate

    Synonyms:
    frighten, alarm, threaten, deter, dishearten, scare, appall, browbeat, cow

    Antonyms:
    encourage, inspirit, animate, reassure

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. intimidateverb

    make timid or fearful

    "Her boss intimidates her"

    Synonyms:
    restrain

  2. intimidate, restrainverb

    to compel or deter by or as if by threats

    Synonyms:
    restrict, bound, restrain, throttle, keep back, limit, constrain, trammel, hold back, confine, keep, encumber, hold, cumber

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. intimidateverb

    Synonyms:
    frighten, affright, FRIGHT, alarm, scare, daunt, dismay, terrify, appall, put in fear

PPDB, the paraphrase database5.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "intimidate":

    intimidating, intimidation, bully, browbeat, frighten, terrorize, scare, terrorise

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How to use intimidate in a sentence?

  1. National Endowment for Democracy:

    The law on undesirable organizations is the latest in a series of highly restrictive laws that limit the freedom of Russian citizens, this law, as well as its predecessors, contravenes Russia's own constitution as well as numerous international laws and treaties. The true intent of these laws is to intimidate and isolate Russian citizens.

  2. Raj Peter Bhakta:

    All good propaganda and lies contain elements of truth. So, have I been a hard-charging, hard-partying guy? Absolutely. Have I made mistakes? Absolutely. Am I a criminal and a fraud? Absolutely not. Absolutely not, these are classic dirty tricks used by a capitalist class and their lawyers to bully and intimidate an entrepreneur and a businessman to doing what they want.

  3. Stuart Duguid:

    Everyone on that Zoom will agree that his tone was all wrong and his sole purpose was to intimidate, really appalling behavior. And this insinuation that Naomi owes her off-court success to the media is a myth — don’t be so self-indulgent.

  4. Houston PAC spokesman Jared Woodfill:

    She is using her high office to intimidate people that would stand against an ordinance that she supports.

  5. Uhuru Kenyatta:

    They are taking us for fools, i want to tell those in courts, we have respected you. But do not think respect is cowardice. And we will not allow our opponents to use the courts and to intimidate the IEBC, thinking they will win using the back door.


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