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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.

References in periodicals archive ?
1990): "La Galeota, un taller de silex calcolitico (Ardales, Malaga): coleccion Martin Dominguez", Mainake, 11-12, pp.
2005A): "EL AVE Cordoba-Malaga y el impacto generado sobre Cortijo Quemado, un nuevo yacimiento prehistorico en la Vega de Antequera", Mainake, 27, pp.
1996): "La excavacion arqueologica de urgencia del yacimiento Calcolitico de Cortijo de San Miguel (Ardales, Malaga), 341, Ardales-Campillos", Mainake, 17-18, pp.
1987): "Avance al estudio de la industria en silex de la cueva de Las Palomas (Teba, Malaga)", Mainake, 8-9, pp.
1979): "Las campanas de excavaciones arqueologicas en la necropolis de Alcaide (Antequera, Malaga)", Mainake, 1, pp.
Una discusion ultima y mas detenida de cuanto se refiere a la Betica, ambito principal de apreciacion de los efectos de la romanizacion en nuestra tradicion historiografica, puede verse en mi articulo de la revista Mainake antes citado (Bendala, 2005).