Synonyms see intimidate.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: browbeat, browbeaten).
1. To discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate; SYN. bully, swagger. brow-beat.
2. To intimidate or disconcert by a stern manner or arrogant speech; bully.
To act as a bully; to threaten others or force them to do one's bidding.