Synonyms of face someone down
face someone down
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defeatIf you defeat someone, you win a victory over them in a battle, game, or contest.
• His guerrillas defeated the colonial army.
beatcrushoverwhelmconquerstuff (slang)masterworsttank (slang)overthrowlick (informal)undosubdueroutoverpowerquelltrounceclobber (slang)vanquishrepulsesubjugaterun rings around (informal)wipe the floor with (informal)make mincemeat of (informal)pip at the postoutplayblow out of the water (slang)
intimidateIf you intimidate someone, you deliberately make them frightened enough to do what you want them to do.
• Attempts to intimidate people into voting for them failed.
frightenpressurethreatenalarmscareterrifycowbullyplaguemenacehoundawedauntharasssubdueoppresspersecutelean on (informal)coerceoverawescare off (informal)terrorizepressurizebrowbeattwist someone's arm (informal)tyrannizedisheartendispiritscare the bejesus out of (informal)affright (archaic)domineer
subdueIf soldiers or the police subdue a group of people, they defeat them or bring them under control by using force.
• They admit they have not been able to subdue the rebels.
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