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intimidation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intimidation  \In*tim`i*da"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  intimidation.] 
  The  act  of  making  timid  or  fearful  or  of  deterring  by 
  threats;  the  state  of  being  intimidated;  as  the  voters  were 
  kept  from  the  polls  by  intimidation. 
 
  The  king  carried  his  measures  in  Parliament  by 
  intimidation.  --Paley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intimidation 
  n  1:  the  act  of  intimidating  a  weaker  person  to  make  them  do 
  something  [syn:  {bullying}] 
  2:  the  feeling  of  discouragement  in  the  face  of  someone's 
  superior  fame  or  wealth  or  status  etc 
  3:  the  feeling  of  being  intimidated 
  4:  a  communication  that  makes  you  afraid  to  try  something  [syn: 
  {determent},  {deterrence}] 




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