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[in-tim-i-deyt] /ɪnˈtɪm ɪˌdeɪt/

verb (used with object), intimidated, intimidating.
to make timid; fill with fear.
to overawe or cow, as through the force of personality or by superior display of wealth, talent, etc.
to force into or deter from some action by inducing fear:
to intimidate a voter into staying away from the polls.
verb (transitive)
to make timid or frightened; scare
to discourage, restrain, or silence illegally or unscrupulously, as by threats or blackmail

1640s, from Medieval Latin intimidatus, past participle of intimidare “to frighten, intimidate,” from Latin in- “in” (see in- (2)) + timidus “fearful” (see timid). Related: Intimidated; intimidating.


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