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1. intimidate

verb. ['ˌɪnˈtɪmɪˌdeɪt'] make timid or fearful.

Synonyms

  • strong-arm
  • hold over
  • boss around
  • ballyrag
  • bully
  • hector
  • affright
  • scare
  • fright
  • browbeat
  • bullyrag
  • push around

Antonyms

  • lose
  • bad
  • fearlessness
  • afraid

Etymology

  • intimidatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Intimidate

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  • multicandidate
  • outdate
  • update

How do you pronounce intimidate?

Pronounce intimidate as ˌɪnˈtɪmɪˌdeɪt.

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Example sentences of the word intimidate


1. Verb, base form
But you should not let that intimidate you.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Cats silently intimidate each other and to deal with aggression issues, some cats will develop OCD.

Quotes containing the word intimidate


1. There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

2. LAW 4 Always Say Less Than Necessary When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.
- Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

3. Why are you pretending to write, when I already know you're just doing that to intimidate me?
- Jennifer Echols, Going Too Far

2. intimidate

verb. ['ˌɪnˈtɪmɪˌdeɪt'] to compel or deter by or as if by threats.

Synonyms

  • scare off
  • frighten away
  • daunt
  • pall
  • scare
  • scare away
  • restrain
  • frighten off
  • warn
  • discourage

Antonyms

  • unafraid
  • linger
  • inelegance
  • recuperate

Etymology

  • intimidatus (Latin)
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