verb (used with object), in·tim·i·dat·ed, in·tim·i·dat·ing.
Origin of intimidate
SYNONYMS FOR intimidate
Can be confusedintimate intimidate
Examples from the Web for intimidating
The mother, Emily Kruse, was charged with obstructing justice and intimidating a witness.
Thanksgiving may be about family, but that comes with an intimidating collection of double-edged swords.
Eventually, Scott began stopping by the offices and intimidating editors into covering his music.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brienne of Tarth is back on the road—a far more worldly and intimidating figure than her hapless male squire, Podrick Payne.Game of Thrones’ Ep. 5 'First of His Name' Recap: An Ode to the Women of Westeros|Andrew Romano|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The group helped set the pattern Bloomberg is using to lend his intimidating campaign some moral heft.Money and Guns: How We Escape Our Existential Dread|James Poulos|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was something conclusive and intimidating about Ellen's look and tone.The Portion of Labor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I was on the point of saying this, but Schomberg's stare was intimidating.Falk|Joseph Conrad
She had dignity in spite of her whimsies, but he could not imagine her intimidating even a schoolgirl.Regiment of Women|Clemence Dane
All three started back a little as he drew near; there was something in his unwinking eyes which was intimidating.Jerome, A Poor Man|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She sipped her drink and wished it was a little more serious and intimidating.Makers|Cory Doctorow