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intimidate

Synonyms of intimidate in English:

verb

  • he paid them to intimidate his political rivals
    frighten, menace, terrify, scare, alarm, terrorize, overawe, awe, cow, subdue, discourage, daunt, unnerve;
    threaten, domineer, browbeat, bully, pressure, pressurize, harass, harry, hound, hector, torment, plague;
    tyrannize, persecute, oppress
    informalpush around/about, lean on, bulldoze, steamroller, railroad, twist someone's arm, use strong-arm tactics on
    North American informalbullyrag
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    intimidate, threaten, menace

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