verb (used with object), in·tim·i·dat·ed, in·tim·i·dat·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for intimidate
They said in an interview that guards and inmates had been making intimidating comments to her following her accusations and that she felt unsafe.ICE Deported a Woman Who Accused Guards of Sexual Assault While the Feds Were Still Investigating the Incident|by Lomi Kriel|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
In the past six months, Eknelygoda’s wife, Sandya, said she believed witnesses in the case were being intimidated, and threats to her and surveillance of her family had increased.These 10 journalists are missing, and COVID is impeding investigations|lbelanger225|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Keep immigrants feeling unwelcome, keep them afraid, keep them intimidated, and keep them away from knowing and asserting their rights, including their right to vote.New U.S. Citizens Were One Of The Fastest-Growing Voting Blocs. But Not This Year.|Eileen Guo|August 31, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Cops, for instance, couldn’t intimidate a witness, lie in the course of an investigation or participate in a law enforcement gang with “a pattern of rogue on-duty behavior.”Sacramento Report: Jones, COVID-19 and the Irony of Remote Voting|Sara Libby and Jesse Marx|August 28, 2020|Voice of San Diego
They are easily intimidated and remain silent for fear of retaliation, fear of losing their jobs, fear that nobody will listen or believe them.Temp Workers Fight Back Against Alleged Sexual Harassment and Say They Face Retaliation for Doing So|by Melissa Sanchez|August 28, 2020|ProPublica
And nowadays, politicians and CEOs frequently employ the color to command respect and intimidate.
When ISIS beheaded an American journalist, it meant to intimidate—and provoke—the United States.
On Sunday, Iroquois defenders used them to intimidate and pummel Canadians in a second-half surge.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower|Evin Demirel|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population.
Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has been detained by a pro-Russian faction as part of a campaign to intimidate journalists.
This may, perhaps, be intended to intimidate into acquiescence, but the effect has been most unfortunately otherwise.
Governor Ames tried every known means in his power to intimidate the legislature.
Finally his wife turned her frightened face upon him, glad to have still some one to intimidate.The Copy-Cat and Other Stories|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Their presence served to intimidate the rioters and order began to be restored.London and the Kingdom - Volume III|Reginald R. Sharpe
This was a mere ruse to intimidate Kit and his companion and throw them off their guard.