Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun menace

2 senses of menace

Sense 1
menace, threat -- (something that is a source of danger; "earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan")
       => danger -- (a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of traveling by air")

Sense 2
menace -- (a threat or the act of threatening; "he spoke with desperate menace")
       => threat -- (declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another; "his threat to kill me was quite explicit")

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

3 senses of menace

Sense 1
endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril -- (pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Sense 2
menace -- (express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture; "he menaced the bank manager with a stick")
       => express, show, evince -- (give expression to; "She showed her disappointment")

Sense 3
menace -- (act in a threatening manner; "A menacing person")
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

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