Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: verb

To utter menaces or threats against; be ominous or portentous of.

Part of speech: verb

To employ threats; have a menacing aspect.

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Usage examples "threaten":

  1. Suddenly they began to threaten her. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
  2. " Sahib, I-" " Nor will I threaten you! - "Winds of the World", Talbot Mundy.
  3. Presents were given them, and it soon appeared that the greater part were well disposed towards the English, though a few were inclined to prevent their departure, and even to threaten hostility. - "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.