Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb browbeat

2 senses of browbeat

Sense 1
strong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around -- (be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young")
       => intimidate -- (make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her")

Sense 2
browbeat, bully, swagger -- (discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate)
       => wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle -- (influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along")

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