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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Then the ballet takes a sudden dark turn; the male choreographer's rough partnering browbeats the childlike ballerina until she undergoes a transformation in her fierce solo.
In Vincent Gallo's ``Buffalo '66,'' Billy Brown (Gallo) steals a blond kewpie doll named Layla (Christina Ricci) out of her tap dancing class and browbeats her into masquerading as his wife at a dinner with his parents.
Terrified of the police getting involved, he cajoles, browbeats and fast-talks his friends into driving around trying to cadge money for an illegal body disposal.