What is another word for threatens?

Pronunciation: [θɹˈɛtənz] (IPA)

The word "threatens" is often used to describe a situation where someone or something poses a danger or risk to someone else. However, there are many other words that can be used to describe similar situations. Some synonyms for "threatens" include "menaces," "endangers," "imperils," "intimidates," and "coerces." Each of these words carries a slightly different connotation, but they all describe situations where harm or danger is present. Choosing the right synonym for a particular context can help to emphasize the severity of the situation and create a sense of urgency or alarm.

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Usage examples for Threatens

"No, Fatma," answered Mr. Rawlinson, "do not speak of safety for I already told you that death threatens neither you nor your children.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
We know what threatens us, but we are not children, and we know the desert of old.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
And if I should be in want of them before the end of the journey, death clearly threatens us.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Famous quotes with Threatens

  • Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
    Maya Angelou
  • Terrorism is an evil that threatens all the countries in Europe. Vigorous cooperation in the European Union and worldwide is crucial in order to meet this evil head on.
    Jan Peter Balkenende
  • America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children.
    George W. Bush
  • I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations. But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war.
    Orson Scott Card
  • The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people's lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems.
    Hillary Clinton

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