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menace

noun commination, danger, dangerous situution, hazard, imminent danger, imperilment, intimidating force, intimidation, minacious force, minacity, peril, threat

menace

verb affright, alarm, cause alarm, direct a threat against, disconcert, disquiet, disturb, exhibit hostile intentions, frighten, impend, inspire fear, put in bodily fear, put in fear, raise apprehensions, scare, show hostility, startle, strike with overwhelming fear, terrify, threaten, unnerve
See also: bait, challenge, danger, endanger, frighten, harass, hazard, hector, impend, intimidate, jeopardize, jeopardy, portend, threat, threaten

MENACE. A threat; a declaration of an intention to cause evil to happen to another.
     2. When menaces to do an injury to another have been made, the party making them may, in general, be held to bail to keep the peace; and, when followed by any inconvenience or loss, the injured party has a civil action against the wrong doer. Com. Dig. Battery, D; Vin. Ab. h.t.; Bac. Ab. Assault; Co. Litt. 161 a, 162 b, 253 b; 2 Lutw. 1428. Vide Threat.

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