To imtimidate is defined as to frighten someone or to make someone be in awe of you, especially if you do so in order to get what you want.
Dishearten is defined as to discourage or cause the loss of hope.
To threaten or be a danger (to)
To bully or coerce
To intimidate with harsh, stern looks and talk; bully
To browbeat; bully
(Informal, Dial.) To bully, intimidate, or browbeat
To hurt, frighten, or tyrannize over, as a bully does; browbeat
To instill courage or life into.
To cheer up; encourage
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
Find another word for cowing. In this page you can discover 15 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for cowing, like: scaring, intimidating, disheartening, daunting, menacing, bludgeoning, strong-arming, threatening, browbeating, hectoring and bullyragging.