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"intimidate" in British English

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intimidateverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtɪm.ɪ.deɪt/
intimidation
noun [U] uk   us   /ɪnˌtɪm.ɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/
The ​campaign of ​violence and intimidation against them ​intensifiesdaily.
(Definition of intimidate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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intimidateverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈtɪm·ɪˌdeɪt/
to ​frighten or ​threaten someone, usually in ​order to ​persuade the ​person to do something he or she does not ​wish to do: Don’t ​let those ​bullies intimidate you; just ​walk away from them.
intimidation
noun [U]  us   /ɪnˌtɪm·ɪˈdeɪ·ʃən/
a ​campaign of intimidation against ​strikingworkers
(Definition of intimidate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “intimidate”
in Spanish intimidar…
in Vietnamese đe dọa…
in Malaysian mengugut…
in Thai ขู่…
in French intimider…
in German einschüchtern…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恫吓,恐吓…
in Turkish gözdağı vermek, gözünü korkutmak, yıldırmak…
in Russian запугивать…
in Indonesian mengancam, mengintimidasi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 恫嚇,恐嚇…
in Polish zastraszyć…
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