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They said in an interview that guards and inmates had been making intimidating comments to her following her accusations and that she felt unsafe.

In the past six months, Eknelygoda’s wife, Sandya, said she believed witnesses in the case were being intimidated, and threats to her and surveillance of her family had increased.

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Keep immigrants feeling unwelcome, keep them afraid, keep them intimidated, and keep them away from knowing and asserting their rights, including their right to vote.

Cops, for instance, couldn’t intimidate a witness, lie in the course of an investigation or participate in a law enforcement gang with “a pattern of rogue on-duty behavior.”

They are easily intimidated and remain silent for fear of retaliation, fear of losing their jobs, fear that nobody will listen or believe them.

And nowadays, politicians and CEOs frequently employ the color to command respect and intimidate.

When ISIS beheaded an American journalist, it meant to intimidate—and provoke—the United States.

One pilot friend in Zwara pointed out that just “two Apaches,” attack helicopters, would intimidate the militias into a ceasefire.

On Sunday, Iroquois defenders used them to intimidate and pummel Canadians in a second-half surge.

You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population.

On one occasion a noted professional duellist thought that he could intimidate him.

Were these figures going to the enemy Chief they might intimidate him—coming here they alarm me.

To intimidate them, Dunmore issued proclamations, and threatened freeing the slaves against their masters.

She had a faint hope that the room might intimidate this Western girl, but instead of intimidation there was exultation.

They were trying to intimidate him—to make him flinch; each was urging the other on to some immediate act of personal violence.


On this page you'll find 85 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to intimidate, such as: alarm, awe, bully, coerce, constrain, and daunt.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.