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  Definition of threaten
  1. to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"
  2. to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"
  3. pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
Similar Words: endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, imperil, peril

 

Hyponyms: offer

 

Derivational Morphology: riskiness, peril, hazard, jeopardy, risk, menace, threat

 

 
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