The verb intimidate means to frighten or threaten someone in order to persuade the person to do something they don’t wish to do.

Synonyms are bully, scare, terrify, or terrorize.

The word origins from Medieval Latin (1640s) intimidatus, past participle of intimidate meaning “to frighten, make afraid”. It comes from in- meaning “in” plus timidus meaning “fearful”.

Do not let the new student intimidate you in the class.

Some grandmasters have their style to intimidate the other players.

The team leader uses a tactic to intimidate her.