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Definition 1: a threat or the act of threatening - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • he spoke with desperate menace

(menace is a kind of ...) declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another

"his threat to kill me was quite explicit"

Definition 2: something that is a source of danger - [noun denoting state]

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

  • earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan

Synonyms for menace in the sense of this definition

(menace is a kind of ...) a cause of pain or injury or loss

"he feared the dangers of traveling by air"

(... is a kind of menace ) the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples

Definition 3: act in a threatening manner - [verb of body]

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

  • A menacing person

(menace is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Definition 4: express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture - [verb of communication]

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

  • he menaced the bank manager with a stick

(menace is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

Definition 5: pose a threat to; present a danger to - [verb of stative]

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

  • The pollution is endangering the crops

Synonyms for menace in the sense of this definition

(menace is a kind of ...) have an existence, be extant

"Is there a God?"

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