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English definition of “intimidate”

intimidate

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