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Meaning of INTIMIDATE

Pronunciation:  in'timi`deyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
  2. [v]  to compel or deter by or as if by threats
 

INTIMIDATE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: restrain
 
 See Also: affright, ballyrag, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, dash, daunt, discourage, fright, frighten, frighten away, frighten off, hector, hold over, pall, push around, scare, scare away, scare off, strong-arm, warn

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*tim"i*date\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intimidated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Intimidating}.] [LL. intimidatus, p. p. of
intimidare to frighten; pref. in- in + timidus fearful,
timid: cf. F. intimider. See {Timid}.]
To make timid or fearful; to inspire of affect with fear; to
deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.

      Now guilt, once harbored in the conscious breast,
      Intimidates the brave, degrades the great. --Johnson.

Syn: To dishearten; dispirit; abash; deter; frighten;
     terrify; daunt; cow.

 
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