intimidation

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in·tim·i·date

 (ĭn-tĭm′ĭ-dāt′)
tr.v. in·tim·i·dat·ed, in·tim·i·dat·ing, in·tim·i·dates
1. To make timid; fill with fear: The size of the opposing players intimidated us.
2. To coerce or deter, as with threats: The police intimidated the suspect into signing a false statement.

[Medieval Latin intimidāre, intimidāt- : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin timidus, timid; see timid.]

in·tim′i·dat′ing·ly adv.
in·tim′i·da′tion n.
in·tim′i·da′tor n.
Synonyms: intimidate, browbeat, cow2, bully1
These verbs all mean to frighten into submission, compliance, or acquiescence. Intimidate implies the presence or operation of a fear-inspiring force: "It [atomic energy] may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs" (Albert Einstein).
Browbeat suggests the persistent application of highhanded, disdainful, or imperious tactics: browbeating a witness. Cow implies bringing out an abject state of timorousness and often demoralization: a dog that was cowed by abuse. To bully is to intimidate through blustering, domineering, or threatening behavior: workers who were bullied into accepting a poor contract.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intimidation - the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do somethingintimidation - the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
aggression - deliberately unfriendly behavior
frightening, terrorisation, terrorization - the act of inspiring with fear
2.intimidation - the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.
discouragement, disheartenment, dismay - the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
3.intimidation - the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid
fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
4.intimidation - a communication that makes you afraid to try something
discouragement - the expression of opposition and disapproval

intimidation

noun bullying, pressure, threat(s), menaces, coercion, arm-twisting (informal), browbeating, terrorization an inquiry into allegations of intimidation

intimidation

noun
An expression of the intent to hurt or punish another:
Translations
تَخْويف، إفْزاع، إرهاب
zastrašování
skræmmen
megfélemlítés
ógnun; kúgun
gözünü korkutma

intimidation

[ɪnˌtɪmɪˈdeɪʃən] Nintimidación f

intimidation

[ɪnˌtɪmɪˈdeɪʃən] nintimidation f

intimidation

intimidation

[ɪnˌtɪmɪˈdeɪʃn] nintimidazione f

intimidate

(inˈtimideit) verb
to frighten eg by threatening violence.
inˌtimiˈdation noun
References in classic literature ?
If it were necessary to confirm so plain a truth by facts, examples would not be wanting, even in this country, of the intimidation or seduction of the Executive by the terrors or allurements of the pecuniary arrangements of the legislative body.
To these means of intimidation, which were presently deemed insufficient, were added others still more formidable.
The foot and leg petrified, while Michael stiff-leggedly drew a half-circle of intimidation about him.
Naseby, 'this intimidation is a waste of time; it is thrown away on me, sir; it will not succeed with me.
He was, moreover, a firm believer in the doctrine of intimidation.
His own share he ran through in five years, and he has tried since then by every trick of a cunning, low-minded man, by base cajolery, by legal quibbles, by brutal intimidation, to juggle me out of my share as well.