threaten

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈθrɛtən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈθrɛtən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(thretn)


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Sense: Verb: coerce
Synonyms:
intimidate, warn , caution , blackmail , scare , pressure , menace , admonish, bully , issue an ultimatum to, give a warning, coerce
Antonyms:
help , mollify, placate, appease, alleviate, put at ease, relieve , comfort , reassure , approve , complement , praise , commend, back off, back down
Sense: Verb: impend
Synonyms:
impend, loom , menace , endanger, imperil, be dangerous, be gathering, be brewing, be on the horizon, be in store for, lie ahead, approach , advance , hang over, hover over
Antonyms:
happen , end , abate , ease , ease off, wane , recede, ebb , die down, be over

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