Threaten synonyms and antonyms

thrĕt'n

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To scare is defined as to suddenly frighten or alarm someone.
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To make threats against (someone); to intimidate.
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To make (one's way) aggressively.
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To come near to in place, time, character, or value; to draw nearer to.
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To impress, amaze, excite or induce extraordinary affection in others toward oneself.
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To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; — followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.
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(Intransitive) to be about to happen or occur, especially of something which takes some time such as a process or procedure rather than just a short event. "To impend" often has the connotation of threat.
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To hurt by treating badly; mistreat
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To warn of punishment
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To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
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To cause to undergo great physical pain or mental anguish.
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To warn; to alert, advise that caution is warranted.
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(Idiomatic) to save, delay
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To intimidate or subjugate by an overbearing manner or domineering speech; bully.
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To threaten with extinction
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To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
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To come into view as a massive, distorted, or indistinct image:
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To expose to loss or injury; imperil.
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To keep safe; to defend; to guard; to prevent harm coming to.
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To strike or hit with something hard, usually on the head; to club.
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To taunt someone
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Lower means to bring down, lessen or reduce.
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Guard is defined as to keep safe, protect or cover.
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Near means to get closer.
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To put in jeopardy, to threaten.
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To put into peril; to place in danger or cause a hazard.
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To fill or overpower with terror; terrify.
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To notify (a person) to go or stay away:
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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To reduce or decrease
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To give aid or assistance to
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(US, slang, dated) To intimidate; to restrain or coerce by intimidation or violence; used originally of the intimidation of black voters in Louisiana.
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To frighten or subdue with threats or a show of force.
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To prophesy or predict.
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To warn beforehand
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To cause to be in danger; to imperil. [from 16th c.]
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Bluster means for wind to blow like a storm, or for someone to speak or act noisily.
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To explode with sudden violence; detonate
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(Idiomatic, often followed by at) To stare in a severe, disapproving, or threatening manner, especially without speaking.
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To warn of punishment
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To warn of punishment
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To warn of punishment
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To impend
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To impend
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To impend
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To impend
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The phrase come on is when someone encourages you to do something to which you have said no.
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To make less intense, severe, or violent
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To allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease.
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Used with an infinitive to make polite requests:
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To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
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(Usually in passive) To overwhelm with emotion.
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To make predictions from signs or omens.
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Portend is defined as to be a warning or signal of.
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The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
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(Computing) To write a file to disk or other storage medium.
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The definition of hector is to bully.
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To use physical force or violence upon, esp. in robbing
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Risk is defined as to expose someone or something to a dangerous situation.
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To be made by boiling or steeping:
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To be threatening, to be imminent
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To project over something:
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From start to finish; through
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To subject to danger or destruction
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To give warning signs of (impending peril)
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To impend
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To accelerate the growth or progress of; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.
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To treat contemptuously and unfairly; to bully
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Synonym Study

  • Menace stresses the frightening or hostile character of that which threatens he menaced me with a revolver
  • Threaten implies a warning of impending punishment, danger, evil, etc. as by words, actions, events, conditions, or signs he threatened to retaliate, the clouds threaten rain
Find another word for threaten. In this page you can discover 79 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for threaten, like: scare, menace, bully, approach, intimidate, admonish, impend, abuse, thunder against, expose and torment.