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English definition of “intimidate”

intimidate

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈtɪm.ɪ.deɪt/ us  
to frighten or threaten someone, usually in order to persuadethat person to do something that you want them to do: They were intimidated into accepting a pay cut by the threat of losing their jobs.
intimidation
noun [U] uk   /ɪnˌtɪm.ɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us  
The campaign of violence and intimidation against them intensifies daily.
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