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What is another word for threaten?

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To state one's intention to take hostile and retributive action against someone
“You pester him, and even threaten him about his vote. Your mother did the same thing to me.”
To intimidate with threats or bullying behavior
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“I am a non-violent person and I would not intentionally threaten Mike or anyone else for that matter.”
To put at risk or be a danger to
“I wish to outline several issues that threaten the feasibility of delivering our services at a reasonable rate.”
To be on the verge of inflicting harm or danger
“He watched out for her at school, especially when a snow storm would threaten in winter.”
To foreshadow the coming of something undesirable
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“An early morning sky would threaten rain, but the day turned out to be scorching.”
To cause damage to
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To destroy or disrupt by means of sabotage
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To say something quickly and irritably
To come close in quantity or quality
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