Intimidate : Definition

Intimidate

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Pronunciation : In*tim"i*date
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [LL. intimidatus, p. p. of intimidare to frighten; pref. in- in + timidus fearful, timid: cf. F. intimider. See Timid.]
Definition : Defn: To make timid or fearful; to inspire of affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash. Now guilt, once harbored in the conscious breast, Intimidates the brave, degrades the great. Johnson.

Syn. -- To dishearten; dispirit; abash; deter; frighten; terrify; daunt; cow.

t. [imp. & p. p. Intimidated; p. pr. & vb. n. Intimidating.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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