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Definition of Threaten

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.

Threaten Quotations

Your sweetheart calls you by another's name. His eyes linger too long on your best friend. He talks with excitement about a girl at work. And the fire catches. Jealousy - that sickening combination of possessiveness, suspicion, rage, and humiliation - can overtake your mind and threaten your very core as you contemplate your rival.
Helen Fisher

My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace - it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty.
Aung San Suu Kyi

Although September 11 was horrible, it didn't threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do.
Stephen Hawking

We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might.
Theodore C. Sorensen

It's one thing to say, 'I don't like what you said to me and I find it rude and offensive,' but the moment you threaten violence in return, you've taken it to another level, where you lose whatever credibility you had.
Salman Rushdie
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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
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