Definition Of intimidate


frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.

he tries to intimidate his rivals

Example Of intimidate

  • A gang of six teenagers intimidated him and his friends before demanding his mobile phone.

  • A proper inquiry became almost impossible, and she was intimidated , at work and outside.

  • A schoolboy was today behind bars for subjecting a family to a campaign of terror and intimidation .

  • Although he was quite intimidated by her appearance, the butler gathered up all of his nerve to speak to her.

  • At every machine an earnest young (or not-so-young but trying to look it) person pumps bleakly away, intimidatingly burning those extra pounds, trimming those recalcitrant inches.

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