Threaten definition

Threaten means to express one’s intention to (a) physically harm or kill another person, or (b) to take hostile action against another person or their property in retribution for something done or not done.
Threaten means any of the following:

Examples of Threaten in a sentence

  • Respondent certifies that respondent is not listed in the Prohibited Vendors List authorized by Executive Order No. 13224, “Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism,” published by the United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

  • Threaten to subject or subject a child to excessive withdrawal of positive reinforcement for inappropriate behavior, including, without limitation, removal from participation in the normal routine or activities of the foster home or requiring the child to be alone in a room for an extended period of time.

  • Threaten to subject or subject a child to any form of punishment by other children.

  • Threaten to deny or deny food, shelter, medication or rest, or threaten to restrict or restrict the use of a toilet or other bathroom fixture as punishment.

  • Threaten to withhold or withhold the personal money of a child or the allowance of a child provided by the agency which provides child welfare services.


More Definitions of Threaten

Threaten means an un-muzzled animal, whether or not in the presence of its owner, leashed or unleashed, that approaches any person or any other animal in a vicious, terrorizing or attacking manner;
Threaten means to communicate to any other person, either verbally, by overt act, or in any writing, information or statements that you will cause harm to or create some kind of negative consequence.
Threaten means a reference to a statement or behaviour that expressly constitutes, or may reasonably be regarded as constituting, a threat to -
Threaten means to menace or to express, through oral, written, or any other means, an intention to inflict pain, injury, or harm upon a person or thing.
Threaten means what the dictionary says it means: “to hold out or offer (some injury) by way of threat, to declare one’s intention of inflicting injury.”67
Threaten means to make 2 or more statements or to engage
Threaten. Means to tell someone that you will hurt them or cause problems if they do not do what you want.