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Meaning & Definition of Threaten in English

English

Threaten

/θrɛtən/

verb

1. Pose a threat to

  • Present a danger to
  • "The pollution is endangering the crops"
    synonym:
  • endanger
  • ,
  • jeopardize
  • ,
  • jeopardise
  • ,
  • menace
  • ,
  • threaten
  • ,
  • imperil
  • ,
  • peril

2. To utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"he threatened me when i tried to call the police"

    synonym:
  • threaten

3. To be a menacing indication of something:"the clouds threaten rain"

  • "Danger threatens"
    synonym:
  • threaten

Examples of using

Solar energy does not threaten the environment.