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Definition of Threaten


  1. To utter threats against; to menace; to inspire with apprehension; to alarm, or attempt to alarm, as with the promise of something evil or disagreeable; to warn.
  2. To exhibit the appearance of (something evil or unpleasant) as approaching; to indicate as impending; to announce the conditional infliction of; as, to threaten war; to threaten death.
  3. To use threats, or menaces; also, to have a threatening appearance.
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Threaten Translations

threaten in Afrikaans is bedreig
threaten in Danish is true
threaten in Dutch is dreigen, bedreigen
threaten in Finnish is uhata
threaten in German is bedrohe, bedrohen, bedrohen
threaten in Italian is minacciare
threaten in Latin is impendeo, immineo
threaten in Portuguese is ameace
threaten in Spanish is amenazar
threaten in Swedish is hota