Definitions for Intimidation
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the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.
the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid
determent, deterrence, intimidation(noun)
a communication that makes you afraid to try something
The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats; the state of being intimidated; as, the voters were kept from the polls by intimidation.
Origin: From as if *, from intimidare; see intimidate.
the act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats; the state of being intimidated; as, the voters were kept from the polls by intimidation
Origin: [Cf. F. intimidation.]
Intimidation is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" fear of injury or harm. It's not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened. Criminal threatening is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of imminent bodily injury. "Threat of harm generally involves a perception of injury...physical or mental damage...act or instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to a person." "A terroristic threat is a crime generally involving a threat to commit violence communicated with the intent to terrorize other."
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Intimidation of journalists is unacceptable.
People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.
The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.
It has just taken off virally, because it works, it takes the intimidation factor away.
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