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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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(64) In the Pentagon, according to a former official who attended the meetings, "They were the browbeaters. In interagency meetings Wolfowitz treated the analysts' work with contempt." (65) From the perspective of some CIA veterans, the administration was undermining the objectivity and professionalism of the intelligence process.
"They were browbeaters," said one former defense official who attended meetings at which the analysts were browbeaten.