HyperDic: threaten

English > 3 senses of the word threaten:
VERBstativethreaten, endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, imperil, perilpose a threat to
communicationthreatento utter intentions of injury or punishment against
communicationthreatento be a menacing indication of something
threaten > pronunciation
Soundsthreh'tahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > threaten: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningpose a threat to; present a danger to.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymsendanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, imperil, peril
Broaderexist, beHave an existence, be extant
Spanishamenazar, arriesgar, conminar, exponer al peligro, hacer peligrar, poner en peligro
Catalanamenaçar, arriscar, posar en perill
English > threaten: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningTo utter intentions of injury or punishment against: "He threatened me when I tried to call the police".
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody with something; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelSam cannot threaten Sue
Narrowerofferthreaten to do something
Broaderwarnnotify of danger / danger, potential harm, or risk
Spanishamenazar
Catalanamenaçar
English > threaten: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningTo be a menacing indication of something: "The clouds threaten rain".
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s something
Example"Danger threatens"
Broaderbode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predictIndicate by signs
Spanishacechar, amenazar
Catalanamenaçar

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