Definitions For Threaten


  • To utter intentions of injury or punishment against
  • To be a menacing indication of something
  • Pose a threat to; present a danger to
  • To say that you will harm someone or do something unpleasant or unwanted especially in order to make someone do what you want
  • To be something that is likely to cause harm to (someone or something) : to be a threat to (someone or something)

Is Threaten a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Threaten is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Threaten in a Sentence

  • The mugger threatened him with a gun.
  • She threatened to quit if they didn't give her a raise, but no one believed her.
  • Civil war has been threatening the country for years.

Synonyms for Threaten

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