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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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Bex or Mario will leave the show tonight, but while Bex and Luke have been spending time having fun, fake Italian Mario, from Warrington, has been constantly browbeating his partner Lisa.
browbeating of successive Ecuadorian governments had the opposite of the intended effect, uniting the country's politicians against the United States.
The supermodel has supposedly been browbeating her former junkie boyfriend into quitting his band and concentrating on getting clean.
Spring's book doesn't so much tell the story of business's courtship of the schools as it does business's 80-year heavy-handed and relentless browbeating of the schools into a corporate-friendly submission.
Meanwhile, Canadian representatives at the United Nations, in New York as well as Geneva, are browbeating unwilling poor nations to submit to abortion, contraception and homogamy (see under U.N., p.
But demagoguery by Democrats and browbeating by the media caused the Bush administration to quickly knuckle under.
No examples of browbeating the standards community come to mind.
Alterman's most Compelling argument about reporters and editors is not that they're conservative, but that their product is; Because the public thinks the media are over-whelmingly liberal, and because conservatives have grown very adept at browbeating the media about this, reporters and: editors tend to overcompensate.
What made September 11 traumatic was that it broke this tranquil, parochial lethargy--a lethargy most Americans today doubtless crave, regardless of how the administration (and "national greatness" thinkers of all stripes) exploit September 11 to advance an agenda of intercontinental browbeating.