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Definition 1: make timid or fearful - [verb of emotion]

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

  • Her boss intimidates her

(intimidate is a kind of ...) cause fear in

"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me" "Ghosts could never affright her"

(... is a kind of intimidate ) intimidate somebody (with a threat)

"She was holding it over him"

(... is a kind of intimidate ) be bossy towards

"Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"

Definition 2: to compel or deter by or as if by threats - [verb of emotion]

(intimidate is a kind of ...) deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

(... is a kind of intimidate ) cause to lose courage

"dashed by the refusal"

(intimidate implies ...) notify of danger, potential harm, or risk

"The director warned him that he might be fired" "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"

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