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Synonyms for threaten
ˈθrɛt nthreat·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, perilverb

    pose a threat to; present a danger to

    "The pollution is endangering the crops"

    imperil, stake, venture, peril, jeopardise, endanger, menace, hazard, jeopardize, scupper, expose, adventure

  2. threatenverb

    to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"

    jeopardize, imperil, jeopardise, endanger, peril, menace

  3. threatenverb

    to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"

    "Danger threatens"

    jeopardize, imperil, jeopardise, endanger, peril, menace

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. threatenverb

    menace, denounce, defy

  2. threatenverb

    portend, presage, forebode, augur, foreshadow, prognosticate, indicate

  3. threatenverb

    impend, be near at hand, be imminent, stare one in the face

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. threatenverb

    menace, augur, forebode, portend, impend, be imminent

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  1. David Arkush:

    On top of the threats from climate change itself, climate solutions will threaten financial stability if regulators don't steer finance in a more productive direction, as of now, Wall Street is aggressively financing fossil fuels.

  2. Laurie Bernard:

    I refuse to be forced out of my house because of people who threaten me, if they were smart enough to get the address, look at our ages — 73 and 76. We can walk, [but] that’s about it. We’re not going out to try and kill anybody.

  3. Noam Chomsky:

    The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival.

  4. Barack Obama:

    This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism, we can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world.

  5. William Consovoy:

    The requests for his private tax information are not consistent with governing law, do not advance any proper legislative purpose, and threaten to interfere with the ordinary conduct of audits, we are confident that this misguided attempt to politicize the administration of the tax laws will not succeed.

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