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Synonyms for browbeat

to domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example

Synonyms for browbeat

discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner

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There are many similar stories demonstrating the incredible lengths to which the White House and the GOP leadership went to bribe, browbeat, and cajole Republicans (and 15 Democrats) into the CAFTA camp.
Otherwise it encourages charities to browbeat us into giving.
Similarly, people with alternative lifestyles could start their own sect where they do not have to butt heads to prove their right to exist or browbeat others to bend their principles.
You browbeat, cajole and bribe the staff into learning System Y.
The "different realities" that, first, various writers seem to be envisioning and, later, various ethnic and "politically correct" groups intensely champion, before long seem to keep him awake at nights not by their mind-expanding challenge to accepted paradigms, but by their troublesome naivete, ineptitude, unfairness, and tendency to successfully browbeat Kernan's employers.
In Irma Vep, there's a scene where a Neanderthal interviewer tries to browbeat Maggie Cheung into saying that the art cinema of people like Rene Vidal is finished, kaput; he crows over the master-race of action heroes (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme) that takes movies back to the stone age.
US president should not browbeat us', he said this while talking to media men here at Mewa Khel house Saturday.
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The neighbours wouldn't dare to browbeat us, if our country has a strong government.
One is becoming accustomed to reading the results of such surveys routinely published in the Western Mail and discussed on BBC Radio Wales and BBC television's Dragon's Eye programmes, to the extent that one may conclude that there's a concerted attempt by the media in Wales to browbeat waverers into submission.
The claim of overfeeding has been roundly rejected by the people who should know, namely the RSPB, yet Coventry City Council has felt the need to browbeat an elderly resident into curtailing her trivial pastime of feeding birds in her garden.
Technological advances are being used as offensive weapons to browbeat and bully the general public, not so much to cover the failings of a degenerate society but more pertinently the ineptitude of politicians, who have been instrumental in shaping this fractured, divided and unequal society.
If the people do not approve of their scheme, they intend to keep resubmitting it to them until they finally browbeat or bribe enough votes to pass it.
In 1997, the Senate browbeat the NIH into reversing a statement that routine annual mammograms should not be recommended for all women in their 40s.
Steel describes how Kennedy successfully browbeat Manchester into a slightly more favorable portrait of Johnson, and closes the incident with the judgment of a Kennedy aide that the ensuing Manchester controversy "did more than anything else to affix the image of ruthlessness on Bob Kennedy.