1. threaten

verb. ['ˈθrɛtən'] to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police".


  • warn


  • safety
  • suffer

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Rhymes with Threaten

  • margaretten
  • vanetten
  • tibetan
  • kveton
  • sletten
  • bretton
  • breton
  • retton
  • netan
  • jetton
  • betton
  • betten
  • baeten

Sentences with threaten

1. Verb, base form
They can work in a goldfish aquarium as long as the goldfish are not large enough to threaten them.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Look for branches that threaten to unbalance the tree due to excessive size.

Quotes about threaten

1. With success came an ever-growing burden of responsibility. I lived with a near-constant low-level anxiety that I would make a mistake that would not only threaten my career, but also my brothers' - not to mention the livelihoods of many people who work with us or for us.
- Donny Osmond

2. Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.
- Marsha Sinetar

3. Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.
- Billie Holiday

2. threaten

verb. ['ˈθrɛtən'] pose a threat to; present a danger to.


  • jeopardise
  • imperil
  • be
  • menace
  • jeopardize
  • exist
  • endanger


  • disagree
  • underbid
  • outbid
  • take

3. threaten

verb. ['ˈθrɛtən'] to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain".


  • betoken
  • portend
  • bode
  • prognosticate
  • augur
  • forecast
  • prefigure
  • foreshadow
  • omen
  • auspicate
  • presage
  • predict


  • be well
  • agree
  • change
  • miss