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King James Dictionary

Threaten

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THREATEN, thret'n.

1. To declare the purpose of inflicting punishment, pain or other evil on another, for some sin or offense to menace. God threatens the finally impenitent with everlasting banishment from his presence.
2. To menace to terrify or attempt to terrify by menaces as for extorting money.

To send threatening letters is a punishable offense.

3. To charge or enjoin with menace, or with implied rebuke or to charge strictly.

Let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in his name. Acts 4 .

4. To menace by action to present the appearance of coming evil as, rolling billows threaten to overwhelm us.
5. To exhibit the appearance of something evil or unpleasant approaching as, the clouds threaten us with rain or a storm.

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