Synonyms for Intimidate:


shake up, startle, frighten/scare the wits out of someone. hector, over, menace, strong-arm, bullyrag, bludgeon. intimidate (noun)
scare (noun)


dissuade (verb)
check, dissuade, bar, chill, deflect, dampen, depress, disincline, deter, divert, discourage, dishearten, avert, daunt, admonish, restrain, inhibit, derail, prevent, ban.
frighten (verb)
disturb, horrify, petrify, panic, harrow, rattle, unnerve, alarm, haunt, set on edge, terrify, agitate.
frighten, threaten (verb)
bulldoze, dishearten, alarm, browbeat, chill, daunt, coerce, bully, bludgeon, dragoon, compel, oblige, overawe, terrify, scare, strong-arm.
threaten (verb)
bully, harass, scare, hint, forebode, threaten, warn, bulldoze, frighten, Forewarn, torment, browbeat.

Other synonyms:

bludgeon, startle. hector, strong-arm, bullyrag, shake up.

Usage examples for intimidate

  1. The rebellion having lasted two or three days, the mayor, town- clerk, and officers were sent for to intimidate the offenders. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  2. His character did not intimidate me; but, imagining that Peggy must be mistaken, and that no man could turn a deaf ear to such a tale of complicated distress, I determined to walk to the town with Mary the next morning, and request him to wait for the rent, and keep my secret, till my uncle's return. – Maria The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft