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Meaning of intimidate

in•tim•i•date

Pronunciation: (in-tim'i-dāt"), [key]
— -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
  1. to make timid; fill with fear.
  2. to overawe or cow, as through the force of personality or by superior display of wealth, talent, etc.
  3. to force into or deter from some action by inducing fear: to intimidate a voter into staying away from the polls.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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