affright (archaic) alarm, appal, browbeat, bully, coerce, cow, daunt, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, frighten, lean on (informal) overawe, scare, scare off (informal) subdue, terrify, terrorize, threaten, twist someone's arm (informal)
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
intimidate ( intimidates 3rd person present) ( intimidating present participle) ( intimidated past tense & past participle ) If you intimidate someone, you deliberately make them frightened enough to do what you want them to do. verb
Jones had set out to intimidate and dominate Paul... V n
Attempts to intimidate people into voting for the governing party did not work. V n into -ing
...an inquiry into allegations of intimidation during last week's vote.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want
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