Intimidation is when you try to frighten a weaker person into doing what you want. You might use intimidation to get your brother to mow the lawn for you.
Intimidation can refer to the act of making someone feel timid or afraid — like what you sometimes do to your brother — or it can also refer to that fearful feeling itself. Intimidation might make members of a jury hesitate to convict a defendant. Intimidation can also refer to feeling threatened, discouraged, or afraid because you’re facing something stronger or superior. You might feel a sense of intimidation right before your soccer team plays the undefeated state champs.
the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid
the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone’s superior fame or wealth or status etc.
a communication that makes you afraid to try something