Etymology: [ 'me-n&s ] (noun.) 14th century. First attested ante 1300: from the Old French manace, menace, from the Latin minācia, from minax (“threatening”), from minor (“I threaten”).
Synonyms: alarm, annoyance, bad-eye, browbeat, bully, caution, chill, commination, compromise, endanger, hazard, impend, imperil, intimidate, intimidation, jeopardize, jeopardy, lean on, loom, lower
Antonyms: aid, assistance, help, assist
Tenses: menaces, menacing, menaced