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threat·en

threaten

 
 
pronunciation:
thre tn
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: verb
inflections: threatens, threatening, threatened
definition: to say that you will harm or punish some person or group if something that you demand is not done.
The judge threatened to send him to jail.
similar words:
challenge, provoke, warn
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derivations: threateningly (adv.), threatener (n.)