from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make timid; fill with fear.
- transitive v. To coerce or inhibit by or as if by threats.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make timid or fearful; to inspire or affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.
- v. To impress, amaze, excite or induce extraordinary affection in others toward oneself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make timid or fearful; to inspire of affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make timid or fearful; make afraid; inspire with fear; deter by threats. See intimidation, 2.
- Synonyms To abash, frighten, scare, daunt, cow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make timid or fearful
- v. to compel or deter by or as if by threats
Medieval Latin intimidāre, intimidāt- : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin timidus, timid; see timid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin intimidatus, past participle of intimidare ("to make afraid"), from Latin in ("in") + timidus ("afraid, timid"); see timid. (Wiktionary)