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synonyms for intimidates

  • alarm
  • appall
  • awe
  • bully
  • coerce
  • constrain
  • daunt
  • dishearten
  • dismay
  • scare
  • subdue
  • terrify
  • terrorize
  • badger
  • bait
  • bludgeon
  • bluster
  • browbeat
  • buffalo
  • bulldoze
  • chill
  • compel
  • cow
  • dispirit
  • disquiet
  • dragoon
  • enforce
  • force
  • hound
  • oblige
  • overawe
  • ride
  • ruffle
  • spook
  • strong-arm
  • bowl over
  • lean on
  • push around
  • showboat
  • twist someone's arm
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antonyms for intimidates

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  • assure
  • calm
  • comfort
  • embolden
  • encourage
  • hearten
  • help
  • incite
  • inspirit
  • leave alone
  • please
  • reassure
  • release
  • soothe
  • assist
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How to use intimidates in a sentence

He has represented that element in its most terrible agitation, with a fidelity that intimidates the beholder.
ANECDOTES OF PAINTERS, ENGRAVERS, SCULPTORS AND ARCHITECTS AND CURIOSITIES OF ART (VOL. 3 OF 3)S. SPOONER
The Prince Woivode intimidates me less, although he is a man; he has gentle manners and seems to like me.
THE JOURNAL OF COUNTESS FRANOISE KRASINSKAKASIMIR DZIEKONSKA (TRANSLATOR)
The revolution works in the same way: it kills individuals, and intimidates thousands.
DICTATORSHIP VS. DEMOCRACYLEON TROTSKY
The politician execrates it, the merchant despises it, it intimidates and baffles legions of bad painters.
LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN, VOL. 13VARIOUS
And it is that which, above all, at once fascinates and intimidates us.
THE SEAJULES MICHELET
Yes, Monsieur, his soul; for what is it that intimidates the infantry?
CINQ MARS, COMPLETEALFRED DE VIGNY
It is the certainty of punishment which intimidates professional rascals.
EQUATORIAL AMERICAMATURIN M. BALLOU
It is the suddenness with which the idea of danger presents itself, quite as much as the extent of the danger, which intimidates.
MEMOIRS OF SERVICE AFLOAT, DURING THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATESRAPHAEL SEMMES
He is very young; the presence of many persons intimidates him.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 65, NO. 403, MAY, 1849VARIOUS
For the spirit of distrust makes the soldier suspicious, and intimidates the general.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. V. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
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