intimidate intimidate  /ɪn ˈtɪ mɪ ˌdeɪt/


  1. (v) make timid or fearful
  2. (v) to compel or deter by or as if by threats


  1. Pro-government groups use violence to intimidate Iranians who have protested the presidential election results.
  2. Most people think football coaches have to scream and intimidate.
  3. The seven-year hiatus from elite level training didn't intimidate Torres from coming back; it just made her hungrier for a race.


  1. The Spillover from Data-Mining

    U.S. government officials (and many mainstream pundits) assure Americans that there’s nothing to fear from the electronic surveillance aimed at “terrorists,” but some intelligence experts say the new techniques could ultimately intimidate people from participating in democracy, as author Christopher Simpson tells Dennis J Bernstein.
    on June 12, 2013     Source:

  2. Amid talk of sources' chill, some see NSA revelations as needed pushback

    Just a few weeks ago, media experts were warning that the Obama administration's secret tracking of phone calls of Associated Press reporters and criminal targeting of a Fox News correspondent's contacts with a source would intimidate government officials and make it harder for journalists to perform crucial watchdog functions.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes


  1. US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said the attack was "an example of what the forces of evil will do to intimidate the Iraqi people."
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Zalmay Khalilzad Source: USA Today

  2. "I do not know your intent in making this statement, but under one interpretation it can be seen an attempt to intimidate a federal law enforcement official in the performance of his official duties," Waxman wrote. "It is not your client's...
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Henry Waxman Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I was really working hard to keep myself calm and try to play my own game," Clark said. "I put a lot of iron shots pretty close, and I think perhaps he wasn't expecting that or not. But I don't think I'm ever going to intimidate Tiger Woods,...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Tim Clark Source: USA Today

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