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What is another word for threat?

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A statement of an intention to harm someone or something
“Investigators are taking the threat issued by the suspect prior to the crime very seriously.”
An act or behavior used to intimidate someone
“The country, for its part, has made it clear that it will not tolerate any threat its interests in the region.”
The possibility of trouble, danger, or ruin
“In truth, reptiles present a positively minuscule threat to our well-being, but there's many a myth to the contrary.”
An indication of potential or imminent danger
“The company was reprieved from the threat of closure after receiving financial assistance from several investors.”
A sign or warning that a momentous or calamitous event is likely to happen
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A state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry
The action of extorting money from someone with threats or intimidation
A state of unrest or disorder, usually between opposing factions
A formal denunciation, especially one threatening divine punishment
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Any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
A call for someone to compete
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