verb (used with or without object), com·mi·nat·ed, com·mi·nat·ing.
to threaten with divine punishment or vengeance.
to curse; anathematize.
intimidate, menace, scare, portend, forewarn, caution, growl, forebode, torment, presage, browbeat, bully, blackmail, admonish, snarl, spook, terrorize, cow, fulminate, abuse
Origin of comminate
First recorded in 1605–15; back formation from commination
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