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Verb: intimidate  in'ti-mu,deyt
  1. Make timid or fearful
    "Her boss intimidates her"
     
  2. To compel or deter by (or as if) by threats or a show of force
    - put the screws on [informal], put the frigheners on [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: intimidates, intimidated, intimidating

Type of: affright, discourage, fright [archaic], frighten, frustrate, scare

Encyclopedia: Intimidate