intimidate


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

intimidate someone into something

to threaten or frighten someone into doing something. Do you think you can intimidate me into working for you? We weren't intimidated into doing it.
See also: intimidate

intimidate someone with something

to threaten or frighten someone with something. Please don't try to intimidate me with your silly threats! We hadn't been intimidated with their threats.
See also: intimidate
References in periodicals archive ?
Intimidate police by throwing Molotov cocktails: failed
How could some little 23-year-old from Northern Ireland with a few wins come up and intimidate him?
I would suggest that, if fans intimidate players for a rival team so greatly that they do not play to the best of their ability, so that a game that they might otherwise have won is lost, this invalidates the victory.
The North Carolina bill would make it unlawful to burn a cross or hang a noose to intimidate another person because of race, color, religion, nationality or country of origin.
is alleged to have assaulted and directed anti-gay epithets at the first man in an effort to intimidate him, according to the statement filed by Sgt.
In mid-2005, Chen Yonglin, the 1st secretary of the Chinese consulate-general in Sydney, Australia, defected and revealed his network of 1,000 spies and enforcers whose job it was to intimidate people of Chinese descent.
Families are being separated and lives ruined because of selective enforcement of immigration laws that have been on the books for many years and are now being used to intimidate and deport law-abiding Arab and Muslim Americans.
At issue this time is a 50-year-old Virginia state law that bans public cross-burning that is meant to intimidate someone.
This activity, according to Helms and the other senators, may have constituted an effort to intimidate voters.
Bill Russell, perhaps the greatest defensive player of all time, bristles at the thought that his superlative ability to physically and mentally intimidate his opponents and maintain his coolness and concentration despite distractions, were innate.
Kryptonite believes that Winner is attempting to intimidate competition by asserting claims of trade dress infringement without seriously considering its charge.
ZIMBABWE'S ruling party was yesterday accused of orchestrating a campaign of violence in remote rural areas to intimidate Robert Mugabe's opponents ahead of any election re-run.
ZIMBABWE'S ruling ZANU-PF party was yesterday accused of orchestrating a campaign of violence in remote rural areas to intimidate Robert Mugabe's opponents ahead of any election re-run.
Moreover, Jews were totally intimidated, and helped intimidate one another as well.
On May 13, 2003, knowing or believing that Marian Elizabeth Westerman was a witness in proceedings for an offence, did an act, namely made threats, which intimidated and was intended to intimidate Marian Elizabeth Westerman,' the charge reads.