intimidate
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪnˈtɪmɪdeɪt/
Verb

intimidate (intimidates, present participle intimidating; past and past participle intimidated)

  1. (transitive) To make timid or afraid; to cause to feel fear or nervousness; to deter, especially by threats of violence
    He's trying to intimidate you. If you ignore him, hopefully he'll stop.
    Synonyms: abash
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