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Synonyms for intimidate
ɪnˈtɪm ɪˌdeɪtin·tim·i·date

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  1. intimidateverb

    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.

    abash, dishearten

  3. intimidateverb

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

    abash, dishearten

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intimidate

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

    encourage, inspirit, animate, reassure

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intimidateverb

    make timid or fearful

    "Her boss intimidates her"


  2. intimidate, restrainverb

    to compel or deter by or as if by threats

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intimidateverb

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

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  1. Founder Nicole Neily:

    Big Brother surveillance is part of a national campaign by teachers’ unions, activists and government officials to intimidate parents into silence.

  2. Charlie Bonner:

    Make no mistake, allowing Election Judges to carry handguns will intimidate voters and bad actors will use this opportunity to show up in Black and brown precincts and wreak havoc. This is dead wrong, texas Court of Criminal Appeals has a long and racist history of voter intimidation and allowing Election Judges to carry handguns in polling locations will only add to that ugly history.

  3. Mark Simon:

    I consider Next Digital somewhat farcical that this even came to trial, they harassed a guy to try to get a response and they got a response — but they didn't get a guy trying to criminally intimidate anybody.

  4. Hunter Biden:

    Especially Trump trying to intimidate witnesses while they're testifying. What kind of man is this ? that alone is enough for Especially Trump to be viewed as a pariah. I mean think about it.

  5. Houston PAC spokesman Jared Woodfill:

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

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