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Another word for threaten

  1. To domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example

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  3. To subject to danger or destruction

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  5. To give warning signs of (impending peril)

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  7. To be imminent

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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