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.
To impress, amaze, excite or induce extraordinary affection in others toward oneself.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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No one will tell us what movies to release, ever, nobody should be able to intimidate a company.
The arrests of Hopewell Chin' ono and Jacob Ngarivhume are designed to intimidate and send a chilling message to journalists, whistleblowers and activists who draw attention to matters of public interest in Zimbabwe.
What we were looking for was justice ... I just felt what they trying to do (was) intimidate us, we campaigned that day for the videos and tapes of Julian, which I feel we have a right to.
This is vindication for myself and other whistleblowers who won’t back down when the VA tries to intimidate us, the VA was after me but ran into someone who wouldn’t be bullied.
Some of us just go along . . . until that marvelous day people stop intimidating us -- or should I say we refuse to let them intimidate us
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- intimidarCatalan, Valencian
- einschüchtern, beeindruckenGerman
- intimidar, amedrentarSpanish
- hiljentää, vaientaa, pelotella, ällistyttääFinnish
- intimider, impressionerFrench
- beïndrukken, inschuchteren, impressioneren, imponeren, intimiderenDutch
- amedrontar, impressionar, intimidarPortuguese
- устрашать, устрашить, запугать, запугивать, пугать, испугатьRussian
- за̀страшити, zàstrašitiSerbo-Croatian
- భయపెట్టు, బెదిరించుTelugu
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