You can see "timid" in the middle of intimidate, and to be timid is to be frightened or to pull back from something.When you intimidate, you frighten or make someone afraid.may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs" (Albert Einstein).
"Vow it then, madame," cried the prince, furious at not intimidating his victim.
The tone of the press there was intimidating, particularly toward Russia.
is a necessary companion to the sizeable literature of the new labor history, because it navigates a terrain rarely explored for its own sake--the strategies, personalities, and ambitions of people who opposed trade unions, but were not, strictly speaking, management or industrialists.
Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" to fear injury or harm.
It is not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened.