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Foley was perfectly still; he tried not to threaten the solitude that she seemed to be seeking. McCorquodale, Robin DANSVILLE (2002)Maybe you can threaten her or appeal to her sense of guilt or something. Stuart Harrison LOST SUMMER (2002)As if whatever lurks in your dreams - in your visions - might take tangible form and threaten you. Harris, Elizabeth TIME OF THE WOLF (2002)As long as Russia doesn't threaten the United States and our allies, I see no need to commit any forces up front. Brown, Dale CHAINS OF COMMAND (2002)

Synonyms of 'threaten'

endanger, jeopardize, put at risk, imperil
be imminent, hang over, be in the air, loom

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Translations for 'threaten'

British English: threaten /ˈθrɛtn/ VERB
If someone threatens to do something unpleasant to you, or if they threaten you, they say that they will do something unpleasant to you, especially if you do not do what they want.
If you threaten me, I shall inform the police.
  • American English: threaten
  • Arabic: يُهَدِّدُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ameaçar
  • Chinese: 威胁
  • Croatian: prijetiti
  • Czech: vyhrožovat
  • Danish: true
  • Dutch: dreigen
  • European Spanish: amenazar
  • Finnish: uhata
  • French: menacer
  • German: drohen
  • Greek: απειλώ
  • Italian: minacciare
  • Japanese: 脅す
  • Korean: 위협하다
  • Norwegian: true
  • Polish: zagrozić
  • European Portuguese: ameaçar
  • Romanian: a amenința
  • Russian: угрожать
  • Spanish: amenazar
  • Swedish: hota
  • Thai: ขู่เข็ญ
  • Turkish: tehdit etmek
  • Ukrainian: погрожувати
  • Vietnamese: đe dọa

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