verb (used with object), in·tim·i·dat·ed, in·tim·i·dat·ing.
- intimate borrowing,
- intimations of immortality,
Origin of intimidate
Examples from the Web for intimidate
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.