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threaten

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  • verbwarn, pressure
  • verbendanger
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Synonyms for threaten

verb warn, pressure
  • intimidate
  • menace
  • scare
  • abuse
  • admonish
  • augur
  • blackmail
  • bluster
  • browbeat
  • bully
  • caution
  • comminate
  • cow
  • enforce
  • forebode
  • forewarn
  • fulminate
  • growl
  • portend
  • presage
  • pressurize
  • scowl
  • snarl
  • spook
  • terrorize
  • torment
  • flex muscles
  • look daggers
  • make threat
  • push around
  • shake fist at
  • walk heavy

Antonyms for threaten

  • assist
  • help
  • approve
  • commend
  • compliment
  • defend
  • flatter
  • please
  • praise
  • alleviate
  • guard
  • protect
  • relieve
  • save
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to threaten

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verb. come nearer

approached

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approaches

verb. come nearer

blackjack

verb. coerce

blackmail

verb. intimidating for money

brandish

verb. flaunt, swing around
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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