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intimidate

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Verb

Infinitive
to intimidate

Third person singular
intimidat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to intimidate (third-person singular simple present intimidat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make timid or fearful; to inspire or affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.
    He's trying to intimidate you. If you ignore him, hopefully he'll stop.
  2. (transitive) To impress, amaze, excite or induce extraordinary affection in others toward oneself.

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References

  • "intimidate" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

intimidate” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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