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
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