Synonyms for Threaten:
n.call for, lie ahead, help, terrorize, bluster, lie ahead/before/in store, fulminate, lurk, abuse, be heading/headed for something, await, waiting to happen, hold over, mollify. advance, inhibit, throttle, disadvantage, overcome, count against, hold back, come-on, approach, seize, loom, embarrass, let down, bring up against, burden, happen, plague. hector, strong-arm, over, bullyrag, show your teeth, bludgeon, cow. safety. foresight. lower, brew, near, overhang, hang over, impend. •threaten (noun)
jeopardise, endanger, jeopardize, menace, peril, imperil.
menace, hang over, jeopardize, imperil, advance, impend, approach, warn, endanger, risk, loom, frighten, overhang.
horrify, haunt, rattle, petrify, harrow, terrify, panic, unnerve, agitate, set on edge, disturb.
intimidate, Forewarn, harass, frighten, admonish, forebode, browbeat, warn, bulldoze, torment, hint, bully, scare.
alarm, advise, caution, alert.
•warn, pressure (verb)
browbeat, forebode, abuse, intimidate, caution, cow, fulminate, bully, torment, terrorize, scare, Forewarn, menace, admonish, bluster.
bludgeon, lie ahead, impend. lurk, strong-arm, call for, cow, hold over, hector, await, brew, bullyrag, fulminate. loom, overhang. lower. •approach
•Other relevant words:
bluster, jeopardise, brew, cow, bullyrag, overhang, near, disadvantage, impend, hector, advance, lie ahead, abuse, peril, fulminate, loom, terrorize, approach, hang over, strong-arm, bludgeon, await, lower.
Usage examples for threaten
But she alone seemed to watch over the fortunes of her followers; for no other eye could be seen, looking out on the danger that began so seriously to threaten them, both from the heavens, and from a more certain and intelligible, foe. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper