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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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Concerted efforts are being made to browbeat mainstream leaders and thwart potential efforts for a collective response.
He urged voters to join him in a bid to "browbeat the members of Congress publicly" to enact the reform plan.
Midway through the previous term of the government, BJP rebels had tried to browbeat him by forcing the party high command to test his popularity among the MLAs through secret ballot.
SIR - The recent findings of the all Wales Convention on the future of devolution in Wales represents a cynical attempt by the pro-devolutionists to browbeat waverers into accepting that devolution has come to stay.
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.
At home, his father browbeat and denigrated the boy, while his mother cried and muttered about how sick Henry had become.
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.
'PAC chairman will be appointed as per traditions of the NA, not through browbeat', cleared PML-N president.
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Rick Perry is urging Americans to 'browbeat' members of Congress into accepting his plan to slash their pay and limit the amount of they spend in Washington.