Synonyms of threaten


1. endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril, exist, be

usage: pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"

2. threaten, warn

usage: to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"

3. threaten, bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict

usage: to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"

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Definition and meaning of threaten (Dictionary)