In·tim·i·date v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intimidated p. pr. & vb. n. Intimidating ] To make timid or fearful; to inspire of affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.
Now guilt, once harbored in the conscious breast,
Intimidates the brave, degrades the great. --Johnson.
Syn: -- To dishearten; dispirit; abash; deter; frighten; terrify; daunt; cow.
v 1: make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
2: to compel or deter by or as if by threats [syn: restrain]