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Synonyms for threaten
ˈθrɛt nthreat·en

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

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

    pose a threat to; present a danger to

    "The pollution is endangering the crops"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    jeopardize, imperil, jeopardise, endanger, peril, menace

  3. threatenverb

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

    "Danger threatens"

    Synonyms:
    jeopardize, imperil, jeopardise, endanger, peril, menace

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. threatenverb

    Synonyms:
    menace, denounce, defy

  2. threatenverb

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

  3. threatenverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 2 votes

  1. threatenverb

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

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How to use threaten in a sentence?

  1. Oh Yu-hwan:

    Prevention is the best way to counter the virus, the government should step up controlling wild boars, otherwise it could threaten the foundation of the industry.

  2. Arthur Liu:

    They are probably just trying to intimidate us, to ... in a way threaten us not to say anything, to cause trouble to them and say anything political or related to human rights violations in China, i had concerns about her safety. The U.S. government did a good job protecting her.

  3. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani:

    The result is that America has been secure, thank God, there's been no terrorist attack on mainland United States. We have been the front line. Meanwhile, what needs to be underlined is while tragedy brought us together, there are common interests that now can be articulated very clearly. The threats that we are facing on a daily basis, were they, God forbid, to overwhelm us, will threaten the world at large.

  4. Former Vice President Dick Cheney:

    We used to have, when we were there -- it wasn't quite as up-to-date as it is today in terms of technology, but we had a basket outside the door to the Situation Room where any electronic gear had to go in that basket: a cell phone, a pager or whatever it might be, you didn't take it into the room, because it could conceivably be reversed engineered, or in some fashion, threaten security.

  5. Roy M. Cohn:

    Go after a man's weakness, and never, ever, threaten unless you're going to follow through, because if you don't, the next time you won't be taken seriously.


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