intimidate

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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
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To help put an end to intimidating and disruptive behaviors among physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, support staff and administrators, the Sentinel Event Alert recommends that health care organizations take 11 specific steps, including the following:
Establish a comprehensive approach to addressing intimidating and disruptive behaviors that includes a zero tolerance policy, strong involvement and support from physician leadership, reducing fears of retribution against those who report intimidating and disruptive behaviors, and empathizing with and apologizing to patients and families who are involved in or witness intimidating or disruptive behaviors.
Shirley Capp (60) is accused of intimidating Marian Westerman on May 13 last year.
In a July 2 letter to Reno, the senators charged that Americans United may have "attempted to disenfranchise religious voters by intimidating people of faith into not participating in the political process.
9) And literally interpreted, the "no apparent purpose" definition of loitering would have no applications to loitering that has an obviously threatening or illicit purpose that excludes "from its converge much of the intimidating conduct that motivated its enactment.
The second is "Hostile Work Environment," which occurs when conduct or communication of a sexual nature creates an intimidating or offensive work environment.
Last Thursday, a group of 11 workers engaged in an intimidating and disruptive demonstration by proceeding en masse through the paper's offices during business hours.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman of PEMRA, Chaudhry Rashid Ahmad has filed a writ petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) claiming that the government is harassing and intimidating him to get his resignation from the post by force.
IT IS totally unacceptable for Jim Caffery and his cronies to protest outside Calthorpe Clinic, intimidating women who are attending the clinic for abortions.
Mr Wood explained: "It's intimidating and is an important thing.
To help put an end to intimidating and disruptive behaviors among physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, support staff and administrators; the Sentinel Event Alert recommends that health care organizations take 11 specific steps, including the following:
Although results of the poll still remained secret 10 days after the vote, he already appears to be campaigning for an expected run-off against rival Morgan Tsvangirai by intimidating his enemies and also exploiting high racial tensions.
But what must have been intimidating is the fact that the world and his brother has been clamouring to see the size of your todger
JOHN TERRY admits he was upset to see Barcelona's players resort to intimidating the referee.
Further, coming from a classmate, a reasonable person of (the girl's) gender would consider it to be so severe as to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment,'' the ruling said.