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ɪnˈtɪm ɪˌdeɪtin·tim·i·date

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intimidateverb

    make timid or fearful

    "Her boss intimidates her"

  2. intimidate, restrainverb

    to compel or deter by or as if by threats


  1. intimidateverb

    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.

  2. intimidateverb

    To impress, amaze, excite or induce extraordinary affection in others toward oneself.

  3. Etymology: From intimidatus, past participle of intimidare, from in + timidus; see timid.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Intimidateverb

    To make fearful; to dastardize; to make cowardly.

    Etymology: intimider, French; in and timidus, Lat.

    Now guilt once harbour'd in the conscious breast,
    Intimidates the brave, degrades the great. Irene.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intimidateverb

    to make timid or fearful; to inspire of affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intimidate

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intimidate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intimidate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of intimidate in a Sentence

  1. Roger Stone:

    Our text and email messages have to been seen in their totality to see the( sic) is no serious effort to intimidate or pressure Randy Credico to do anything, other than fess up to the truth.

  2. Sunitha Krishnan:

    If goons think they can intimidate me this way ...take a long walk boss. I will report come what may.

  3. Mark McCloskey:

    It’s just more of those rules for thee, but not for me, the left is using the mob specifically to intimidate people, and they’re specifically moving into nice neighborhoods where people don’t expect to have riots and mobs attack them specifically to make people know that you can’t be safe anywhere. That we’ll come and get you at any place and at any time if you have the guts to stand up.

  4. Dustin Clark:

    These actions seemed to be an effort to intimidate parents and control the optics by arbitrarily restricting the capacity of parents and community members allowed in the boardroom.

  5. President Biden:

    Today, I am directing the Secretary of Education – an educator himself – to take additional steps to protect our children, this includes using all of his oversight authorities and legal actions, if appropriate, against governors who are trying to block and intimidate local school officials and educators.

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