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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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New Delhi [India] Oct 25 ( ANI ): Launching a scathing attack on the Opposition, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the Election Commission (EC) is not supposed to be browbeaten by a disgruntled or a losing political party.
Few things in film are more dispiriting than the spectacle of very good actors giving very bad performances--and there's already a surfeit of onscreen gloom for viewers to contend with in "The Silent Storm." A sincerely but shakily conceived narrative debut for writer-helmer Corinna McFarlane, this uber-dour study of marital collapse casts Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough adrift as an ascetic Scottish minister and his browbeaten wife, yielding characterizations of such unchecked intensity as to steer the proceedings to the point of parody.
I was depressed by her readiness to accept such violence, but cruelty and bullying, of course, can create a mind-set in which the unacceptable is accepted by those who are so browbeaten that their condence and selfesteem vanishes.
Critics reckon MP Edward Timpson is being browbeaten by Apple to avoid stricter controls.
Mills had wanted to create a kids' ready meal range called Poppety-ping - named after a colloquial Welsh term for a microwave oven - based on international dishes, but allowed himself to be browbeaten by Mordaunt to go with a pretend blood-and-guts style brand instead.
SCOTLAND manager Craig Levein has warned the Tartan Army he will not be browbeaten or bullied into playing Jordan Rhodes in the Macedonia game.
A politician whose influence for good will be missed in this diverse city, someone not afraid to stand up for her beliefs and let herself be browbeaten by lesser, self-serving politicians, who, once they are in power, forget the people who put them there.
Panel chairman Derek Adrian-Harris said: "There were 13 complaints over an eight-year period, during which some students were humiliated, mocked, diminished and browbeaten." He said the arts therapist had failed to accept her failures or show any insight.
D'Souza questioned as to how politicians and anti-social elements get away by making any statement while social activists are "browbeaten for fighting a just cause".
Never allow yourself to be browbeaten or felt forced into making a hasty decision.
IT is that time of year again and we are being browbeaten into giving money to the pathetic so-called governments of Africa who cannot stop fighting each other.
This is emotional blackmail and I will not be browbeaten into making a donation under such circumstances.
In this year's race-and-class drama, Crash, the maid character was browbeaten by a neurotic housewife played by Sandra Bullock, only to dutifully comfort her after the erstwhile Miss Congeniality fell down a flight of stairs.
"They were browbeaters," said one former defense official who attended meetings at which the analysts were browbeaten.
It's time to confront all forces of opposition, both within and without, that have scared and browbeaten us into a wimpish silence.