Synonyms for intimidate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : in-tim-i-deyt
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈtɪm ɪˌdeɪt

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Définition of intimidate

Origin :
  • 1640s, from Medieval Latin intimidatus, past participle of intimidare "to frighten, intimidate," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + timidus "fearful" (see timid). Related: Intimidated; intimidating.
  • verb frighten, threaten
Example sentences :
  • But think not it is by way of menace, or to intimidate you to favour me.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • In short, though you can intimidate him, you cannot bluff him.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Parents and Children » by George Bernard Shaw
  • Was it not, then, the shout the warriors make when they wish to intimidate their enemies?
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Circumstances were not the same as before, however, and he failed to intimidate them.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • Was the fool about to intimidate him with talk of supernatural vengeance?
  • Extract from : « Love-at-Arms » by Raphael Sabatini
  • On this occasion Beatrice dressed to dazzle and intimidate one of her own sex.
  • Extract from : « The Gorgeous Girl » by Nalbro Bartley
  • In his private mind he judged Urquhart of trying to intimidate him.
  • Extract from : « Love and Lucy » by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • How is one to intimidate, persuade, resist, assert oneself against them?
  • Extract from : « Victory » by Joseph Conrad
  • I merely laughed at him; I could not but think that this was said merely to intimidate me.
  • Extract from : « In the Forbidden Land » by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • When he found him incorruptible by his favours, he tried to intimidate him.
  • Extract from : « Andrew Melville » by William Morison

Antonyms for intimidate

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