Etymology
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intimidate (v.)

1640s, from Medieval Latin intimidatus, past participle of intimidare "to frighten, make afraid," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + Latin timidus "fearful" (see timid). Related: Intimidated; intimidating. The French verb was intimider (16c.).

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Definitions of intimidate

intimidate (v.)
make timid or fearful;
Her boss intimidates her
intimidate (v.)
to compel or deter by or as if by threats;
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