verb (used with object), brow·beat, brow·beat·en, brow·beat·ing.
Examples from the Web for browbeaten
Allowing himself to be browbeaten by the likes of Bill Kristol will not further that agenda.
Nor should the poorer countries be browbeaten into bailing out the rich ones.Obama and Felipe Calderón Blow Chance to Talk Substance at G-20|John M. Ackerman|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He fancied, perhaps, that she was not mistress in her house, that she could be browbeaten by her sister and her nurse.Jeremy|Hugh Walpole
I asked if these shackled and browbeaten prisoners were Christians.Eastern Nights - and Flights|Alan Bott
The modern audience is not to be cajoled or browbeaten into belief.Elements of Debating|Leverett S. Lyon
You have browbeaten and abused me for something I could no more do than I could fly.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
He will not give a vote like a browbeaten tradesman or a dependent tenant-farmer.Freehold Land Societies|J. Ewing Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for browbeaten
verb -beats, -beating, -beat or -beaten
Word Origin and History for browbeaten
[I]t appears from the earliest quotations ... that the brow in question was that of the beater, not of the beaten party; but it is not evident whether the meaning was 'to beat with one's (frowning) brows,' or 'to beat (?lower) one's brows at.' [OED]
Related: Browbeaten; browbeating.