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Synonyms for browbeat

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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He was thinking about the coming embarrassment - the sorry parade of perjured or browbeaten or downright nutty witnesses.
This industry is so browbeaten by regulation; this is the second most regulated industry next to atomic energy.
ISLAMABAD -- The Awami Ittihad Party (AIP) President Engineer Abdur Rasheed has urged Kashmiri leaders to forge unity to fight for genuine interests of browbeaten people of Jammu and Kashmir.
No, we must carry on regardless and not be browbeaten into being scared to death by unnecessary "security" measures.
He added: "With every kilometre of motorway removing 25 to 30 acres of land from agriculture, the road building authority gambles that a future government can be browbeaten into building around 800 kilometres of motorway.
A folky tribute to the dreams of the browbeaten office worker from the leader of Glasgow's nu-folk revival.
Let's be sensible here and refuse to be browbeaten into another strike.
So even when the GPs have been cajoled and browbeaten, the patients are still losing out.
The ruling Labour group did themselves no favours yesterday when they were so obviously browbeaten into this "concession".
The decision made a pleasant change to past mistakes, where the council was browbeaten by cost-cutting private developers into accepting poor building design.
By lodging an appeal and then resubmitting its plans in two parts they are hoping that the council can be browbeaten into thinking it will face a big legal bill if the appeal is successful.
Old blue eyes is ideally cast as the carefree guy sentenced to two years on a chain gang, who wins his fellow prisoners over by refusing to be browbeaten by cruelty and chains.
That a MacKay can be browbeaten into dismissing Longman says a lot about the state of political dialogue in the country.
In condemnation messages issued from Bacha Khan Markaz here on Thursday, ANP Leaders termed the suicide blasts an act of cowardice saying that terrorists were frustrated and browbeaten by the unity of people against their nefarious designs.
Browbeaten by her boss and politely ignored by her neighbours, our Sraphine unwittingly became one of the artists of the century, even as madness overtook her.