menace

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. threat, danger, hazard, peril. —v. t. threaten, intimidate, bully; impend, loom. See warning.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A threat]
Syn. caution, intimidation, foretelling; see warning .
2. [An imminent danger]
Syn. hazard, peril, threat; see danger .
v.
Syn. threaten, intimidate, portend, loom; see threaten 2 .
See Synonym Study at threaten .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
threat, danger, hazard, peril, danger, troublemaker, sword of Damocles.
II
v.
threaten, scare, frighten, intimidate, terrorize, endanger, daunt, imperil.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. One regarded as an imminent danger: sword of Damocles, threat. Idiom: clear and present danger. See SAFETY. 2. An expression of the intent to hurt or punish another: intimidation, threat. See WARN. II verb 1. To domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example: bludgeon, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, cow, hector, intimidate, threaten. Informal: strong-arm. See OVER. 2. To subject to danger or destruction: endanger, imperil, jeopardize, peril, risk, threaten. See SAFETY. 3. To be imminent: brew, hang over, impend, loom, lower1, overhang, threaten. See NEAR.

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  • menace — [ mənas ] n. f. • XIIe; manatce v. 880; lat. pop. °minacia, attesté au plur. minaciæ, class. minæ 1 ♦ Manifestation par laquelle on marque à qqn sa colère, avec l intention de lui faire craindre le mal qu on lui prépare. ⇒ avertissement ,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Menace — Men ace (m[e^]n [asl]s; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Menaced} ([=a]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Menacing}.] [OF. menacier, F. menacer. See {Menace}, n.] 1. To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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