In*tim"i*date (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intimidated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Intimidating (?).] [LL. intimidatus, p. p. of intimidare to frighten; pref. in- in + timidus fearful, timid: cf. F. intimider. See Timid.]
To make timid or fearful; to inspire of affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.
Now guilt, once harbored in the conscious breast,
Intimidates the brave, degrades the great.
Syn. -- To dishearten; dispirit; abash; deter; frighten; terrify; daunt; cow.
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