intimidate

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in·tim·i·date / inˈtimiˌdāt/ • v. frighten or overawe (someone), esp. in order to make them do what one wants: he tries to intimidate his rivals | [as adj.] (intimidating) the intimidating defense lawyer. DERIVATIVES: in·tim·i·dat·ing·ly adv. in·tim·i·da·tion / -ˌtimiˈdāshən/ n. in·tim·i·da·tor / -ˌdātər/ n. in·tim·i·da·to·ry / -dəˌtôrē/ adj.

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