Definition for threat

noun as in warning; danger

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Example Sentences

“We disclose attacks like these because we believe it’s important the world knows about threats to democratic processes,” Burt said.

From Fortune

We have to be as patient and as responsive as we can and acknowledge the challenges that many of these major advertisers are going through as they face fundamental threats to their business models.

From Digiday

This is a threat that many small commercial areas will likely face in the very near future.

It’s there that the NSA has unique insight into some of the biggest threats that the public and private sectors face, and uses that information to help protect the nation’s most critical infrastructure and systems from disruption.

Cygilant, a threat detection cybersecurity company, has confirmed a ransomware attack.

When communism was a threat, it was construed as a communist plot.

But this war jumps from city to city, depending the threat of the day.

But his solution to this metastasizing threat is, in some ways, counterintuitive.

“The threat streams to U.S. interests and Western interests are off the chart,” he said.

The Perfect Storm writer talks combat brotherhood and the threat posed by growing wealth inequality.

That cold, sneering voice, with its note of threat, was like a hand of ice upon his overheated brain.

Her voice was stern; it bore to the girl's ears a subtle, unworded repetition of the threat the Marquise had already voiced.

Was it the threat of Tony's near arrival that made her confession—and his dismissal—at last inevitable?

Recall his threat when coughed down on the occasion of his maiden speech in the House of Commons.

It throve because it came with the tempting bribe of Heaven in one hand, and the withering threat of Hell in the other.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to threat, such as: blackmail, hazard, intimidation, menace, peril, and risk.

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