Definition of intimidate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

intimidate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪnˈtɪməˌdeɪt//
 
intimidate somebody (into something/into doing something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they intimidate
 
he / she / it intimidates
 
past simple intimidated
 
-ing form intimidating
 
 
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to frighten or threaten someone so that they will do what you want They were accused of intimidating people into voting for them. She refused to be intimidated by their threats.
intimidation
 
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NAmE//ɪnˌtɪməˈdeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the intimidation of witnesses
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