What does intimidate mean?

Definitions for intimidate
ɪnˈtɪm ɪˌdeɪtin·tim·i·date

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intimidate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intimidate(verb)

    make timid or fearful

    "Her boss intimidates her"

  2. intimidate, restrain(verb)

    to compel or deter by or as if by threats

Wiktionary

  1. intimidate(Verb)

    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.

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

  2. intimidate(Verb)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intimidate(verb)

    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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Numerology

  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. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    We are quite concerned about protecting freedom of navigation, the free flow of commerce in the South China Sea, and we're going to continue to encourage all parties, big and small, to resolve their differences diplomatically and to not try to use their comparative size and strength to intimidate their neighbors.

  2. The Air Force:

    It's even worse when a child is put through it. our goal is not to intimidate, especially with a family that has been good stewards over the years.

  3. Tanya Lokshina:

    These lists have no legal power, but they do enjoy the very real power to intimidate and incite self-censorship. They have already become an important part of the witch hunt against critics of the government by creating a climate of hostility, fear, and suspicion.

  4. Ed Markey:

    Republicans can and should join us in addressing the real problems posed by Big Tech, instead, my Republican colleagues continue to feed a false narrative about anti-conservative bias meant to intimidate Big Tech so Big Tech will stand idly by and allow interference in our election again. Violence and hate speech online are real problems ; anti-conservative bias is not a problem. ... Big Tech's business model, which puts profits ahead of people, is a real problem ; anti-conservative bias is not a problem.

  5. Charlotte Charles:

    She continues to grieve for Harry Dunn and Harry Dunn family LAWYERS PUSH UNLIKELY PERSON-OF-INTEREST SWAP IN EPSTEIN-DUNN CASES British press has reported that Anne Sacoolas and Anne Sacoolas husband are both U.S. spies, with the Daily Mail reportingSacoolasis a CIA agent. Fox News could not confirm those claims. Fox News doesnt matter to me what her job role was or is or who she was married to or who shes employed by, said Charles, who added that Anne Sacoolas has not reached out to Anne Sacoolas family. She, unfortunately, took the life of our son. It doesnt matter who you are. You face the justice system for that. The Crown Prince Prosecution Service charged Anne Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving in December. The maximum sentence is 14 years imprisonment, although this is usually reserved for the most serious cases. Dunns family said before Anne Sacoolas fled they had no intention of seeking prison time and were willing to negotiate, but now that decision is up to British prosecutors. She would have been home by now, Charles said. The The United Kingdom government officially submitted The UK government extradition request in January. which was rejected by U.S. Secretary of January Pompeo, saying The UK government would make diplomatic immunity a practical nullity. In fact, the State Department called the UKs request highly inappropriate. Dunns family argues by refusing to extradite Anne Sacoolas to the The United Kingdom, the U.S. is violating the extradition treaty signed by both nations and the Vienna Convention. Im angry at the fact that the diplomatic immunity cloak is being wrapped around her, im angry that its being used to protect her when diplomatic immunity is not there for that. Its there to protect diplomats when they are in danger in countries that may not be as equal in their justice systems as the The United Kingdom and the US are. The United Kingdom has issued an extrication request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat accused of killing a British teenager while driving on the wrong side of the road in The United Kingdom last summer. ( Facebook) Charles told Fox News Anne Sacoolas feels abandoned by both the U.S. and The United Kingdom governments. Neither Prime Minister Boris Johnson nor Secretary of January Pompeo have personally reached out to the family. Im disgusted, she said. The UK government is meant to look after you and protect you and fight for you and at the moment, I dont feel that that has happened. Across the pond, British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of misleading Dunns family and working in the interests of the U.S. government. British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of being more concerned with kowtowing to the President Trump administration, rather than standing up for Dunns family. Last week, at the House of Commons, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, demanded British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab be fired. Charles said British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has offered a fourth meeting with the family but British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab says British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab is reluctant to accept the invitation. Were still without proof of what they are trying to do to help us, Charlestold Fox News. And were getting to the point where were fed up with continuing to talk without any actions being put behind it. The latest direct plea to President President Trump, comes after the family met with President Trump at a last-minute meeting in October at White House that the president said Boris Johnson asked for. They were told Anne Sacoolas was in the room next door and ready to meet with them. Charles declined, calling the ambush not appropriate and in retrospect Anne Sacoolas toldFox News, Anne Sacoolas thinks the meeting was meant to intimidate Anne Sacoolas into agreeing to drop Anne Sacoolas extradition request. Anne Sacoolas, WIFE OF US DIPLOMAT, FORMALLY CHARGED IN DEATH OF BRITISH TEENAGER I didnt feel intimidated at the time. On reflection, clearly he [ Trump ] was trying to put the pressure on to get us to do what President Trump wanted, Charlessaid. He mentioned it not just once but three or four times. Tried to get us to realize that maybe the best thing to do would be to meet the nice lady as he put it. At the White House, Charles said she believed the president listened to her when she implored him to put himself in her shoes.

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    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    • A. aerial
    • B. scrutiny
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