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English verb: intimidate

1. intimidate (emotion) make timid or fearful

SamplesHer boss intimidates her.

ExamplesSam cannot intimidate Sue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affright, fright, frighten, scare

Narrower (hyponym)ballyrag, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, hector, hold over, push around, strong-arm

2. intimidate (emotion) to compel or deter by or as if by threats

ExamplesSam cannot intimidate Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)discourage

Narrower (hyponym)dash, daunt, frighten away, frighten off, pall, scare, scare away, scare off


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