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
Examples of intimidate in a Sentence
She is using her high office to intimidate people that would stand against an ordinance that she supports.
They seek to intimidate, but we never lost focus. We did what we had to do, and that’s what’s needed in America today.
Rising amateurs always intimidate falling masters.
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.
As China seeks to make sovereign land out of sandcastles and redraw maritime boundaries, it is eroding regional trust and undermining investor confidence, its behaviour threatens to set a new precedent whereby larger countries are free to intimidate smaller ones, and that provokes tensions, instability and can even lead to conflict.
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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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