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Definition of "intimidate" []

  • To make timid; fill with fear. (verb-transitive)
  • To coerce or inhibit by or as if by threats. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intimidate" in a sentence
  • "First off, don't let the "3" in the title intimidate you."
  • "Don't let the long title intimidate you: This large-format offering is filled with gorgeous photos and candid interviews with some of the sport's most accomplished players, who share their love of the game."
  • "Good for Speaker Pelosi standing her ground and principles on not letting Mr. Weinstein intimidate her with his demands."