browbeat

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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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Bono may be celebrated for browbeating world leaders into funding debt relief for developing countries, but his Irish rock band is facing criticism for switching its financial affairs overseas to avoid paying higher taxes," reports The Guardian.
The transcripts released on May 5th offer little evidence of McCarthy's reported penchant for browbeating witnesses.
Of course, the uncle spends the night browbeating his charge and taking his aggressive scoring techniques revoltingly far past their limits.
In Ontario's Catholic schools, dissenting teachers are also browbeating and intimidating teachers who defend Church teaching, including teaching against homosexual activity.
If George Ward is successful in browbeating Cheltenham into disposing of the Stayers' Hurdle title, how long will it be before commercialism kidnaps even greater historic titles?
Her favorite pastime is browbeating her impressionable rookie partner Rollins (Ray McKinnon).
Investors would do well to keep their eyes on EMC, as we have seen how investors are browbeating stocks that disappoint this earnings season, and it is not pretty.
What the Bush Administration can't win by bullying and browbeating editors, it hopes to win by invoking doctrines that belong more to authoritarian governments than to ours.
So instead of persuading or even browbeating members to see the future through his eyes, the soon-to-retire Tory leader is to sideline them.
With Willis browbeating the amateur thespians of a theater troupe based in his own private Idaho home, no one wins in the standoff, really.
At best, it may engender the grudging consent of someone weary from an hours-long browbeating.
Whether browbeating car-lot underlings, oafishly practicing ballet with his teasing mom (Lynette Bennett) or seducing and abandoning females as diverse as his teen-age stepsister and a widowed Salvation Army officer, Warburton lets no shame slip past his mask of deadpan earnest, yet is somehow convincing when he cries, too.
The browbeating came on the heels of another shakeup.
Tuesday's browbeating came on the heels of the Dodgers' making a minor trade to acquire Craig Counsell and manager Davey Johnson announcing Todd Hundley was being benched and Darren Dreifort sent to the bullpen.
Reaching for explanations of why Iraq had lost its attempt to head off further sanctions, Sahaf accused Washington of browbeating the Security Council and creating a ``hysterical atmosphere'' at the United Nations.