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bulldoze

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bulldoze

  1. 1 to force one's way bulldozed through the crowd at the arena, urgently trying to find the bathroom Synonyms of bulldoze bore, bull, press, crash, elbow, jam, jostle, muscle, push, shoulder, squeezeWords Related to bulldoze ram, shove, thrust

  2. 2 to make timid or fearful by or as if by threats one of those gatherings at which high-pressure sales reps try to bulldoze naive people into buying time-shares Synonyms of bulldoze blackjack, bogart, browbeat, intimidate, bully, bullyrag, cow, hector, mau-mau, strong-armWords Related to bulldoze bluster, trash-talk; affright, alarm (also alarum), frighten, horrify, scare, shock, spook, startle, terrify; menace, terrorize, threaten; badger, harass, hound; bludgeon, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, force, make, oblige, press, pressure, push around; demoralize, psych (out), unman, unnerve; discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, upsetNear Antonyms of bulldoze cheer, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, steel; convince, persuade

Synonym Discussion of bulldoze

intimidate, cow, bulldoze, bully, browbeat mean to frighten into submission. intimidate implies inducing fear or a sense of inferiority into another.
    • intimidated by so many other bright freshmen
cow implies reduction to a state where the spirit is broken or all courage is lost.
    • not at all cowed by the odds against making it in show business
bulldoze implies an intimidating or an overcoming of resistance usually by urgings, demands, or threats.
    • bulldozed the city council into approving the plan
bully implies intimidation through threats, insults, or aggressive behavior.
    • bullied into giving up their lunch money
browbeat implies a cowing through arrogant, scornful, or contemptuous treatment.
    • browbeat the witness into a contradiction


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