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Definitions and Synonyms of browbeat | Another word for browbeat | What is browbeat?

Definition 1: discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for browbeat in the sense of this definition

(browbeat is a kind of ...) influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

"He palavered her into going along"

Definition 2: be bossy towards - [verb of emotion]

Samples where browbeat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

Synonyms for browbeat in the sense of this definition

(browbeat is a kind of ...) make timid or fearful

"Her boss intimidates her"

(... is a kind of browbeat ) rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner

"her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"

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