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Synonyms for menace

Synonyms for menace

one regarded as an imminent danger

an expression of the intent to hurt or punish another

to domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example

to subject to danger or destruction

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something that is a source of danger

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a threat or the act of threatening

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pose a threat to

express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture

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act in a threatening manner

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Great apes jabbered at them and menaced them; but Tarzan answered them after their own kind, giving back taunt for taunt, insult for insult, challenge for challenge.
As Number Thirteen watched the two men from the dark shadows of the room in which he stood, he saw that both were calm--the Chinaman with the calmness of perfect courage, the other through lack of full understanding of the grave danger which menaced him.
As he sank to his knees his other antagonist freed an arm from the embrace which had pinioned it to his side, but before he could deal the professor a blow with the short knife that up to now he had been unable to use, Number Thirteen had hurled his man across the room and was upon him who menaced the scientist.
The message behind the media spin was clear: Europe was menaced by "neo-Fascism," which must be stopped.