make timid or fearful
"Her boss intimidates her"
to compel or deter by or as if by threats
To make timid or fearful; to inspire or affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.
He's trying to intimidate you. If you ignore him, hopefully he'll stop.
To impress, amaze, excite or induce extraordinary affection in others toward oneself.
Origin: From intimidatus, past participle of intimidare, from in + timidus; see timid.
to make timid or fearful; to inspire of affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-tim′i-dāt, v.t. to make timid or fearful: to dispirit.—n. Intimidā′tion, act of intimidating: use of violence or threats to influence the conduct or compel the consent of another: state of being intimidated.—adj. Intim′idatory.
The numerical value of intimidate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of intimidate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
No one will tell us what movies to release, ever, nobody should be able to intimidate a company.
If goons think they can intimidate me this way ...take a long walk boss. I will report come what may.
This is a continual effort to try to intimidate the press in Hong Kong, this is raw and pure intimidation.
Some of us just go along . . . until that marvelous day people stop intimidating us -- or should I say we refuse to let them intimidate us
Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult.
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Translations for intimidate
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- intimidarCatalan, Valencian
- einschüchtern, beeindruckenGerman
- intimidar, amedrentarSpanish
- hiljentää, vaientaa, pelotella, ällistyttääFinnish
- intimider, impressionerFrench
- beïndrukken, inschuchteren, impressioneren, imponeren, intimiderenDutch
- amedrontar, impressionar, intimidarPortuguese
- устрашать, устрашить, запугать, запугивать, пугать, испугатьRussian
- за̀страшити, zàstrašitiSerbo-Croatian
- భయపెట్టు, బెదిరించుTelugu
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