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verb [transitive] intimidate pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈtɪmɪˌdeɪt/
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present tense
present participleintimidating
past tenseintimidated
past participleintimidated
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  1. to deliberately make someone feel frightened, especially so that they will do what you want
    The report said he used harassment and threats to intimidate reporters.
    1. a.
      to frighten someone or make them feel nervous
      Adult courtrooms will inevitably intimidate young children.

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 intimidate pronunciation in American English /ɪnˌtɪmɪˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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