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Threat vs. Ultimatum

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Threatnoun

An expression of intent to injure or punish another.

Ultimatumnoun

A final statement of terms or conditions made by one party to another, especially one that expresses a threat of reprisal or war.

Threatnoun

An indication of potential or imminent danger.

Ultimatumnoun

A final proposition, concession, or condition; especially, the final propositions, conditions, or terms, offered by either of the parties in a diplomatic negotiation; the most favorable terms that a negotiator can offer, the rejection of which usually puts an end to the hesitation.

Threatnoun

A person or object that is regarded as a danger; a menace.

Ultimatumnoun

A final demand, the rejection of which may lead to a resort to force or other compelling action by the party presenting the ultimatum. In international diplomacy, an ultimatum may be used as by the demanding country as a signal to other countries that it gave the other country a seemingly reasonable opportunity to avoid a war; in this way, the demanding country may seek to avoid responsibility for starting a war.

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Threatverb

(transitive) To press; urge; compel.

Ultimatumnoun

a final peremptory demand

Threatverb

To threaten.

Ultimatum

An ultimatum (; Latin for 'the last one') is a demand whose fulfillment is requested in a specified period of time and which is backed up by a threat to be followed through in case of noncompliance (open loop). An ultimatum is generally the final demand in a series of requests.

Threatverb

(intransitive) To use threats; act or speak menacingly; threaten.

Threatnoun

The expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation.

‘There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats.’;

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Threatverb

To threaten.

‘Of all his threating reck not a mite.’; ‘Our dreaded admiral from far they threat.’;

Threatnoun

something that is a source of danger;

‘earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan’;

Threatnoun

a warning that something unpleasant is imminent;

‘they were under threat of arrest’;

Threatnoun

declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another;

‘his threat to kill me was quite explicit’;

Threatnoun

a person who inspires fear or dread;

‘he was the terror of the neighborhood’;

Threat

A threat is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. Intimidation is widely observed in animal behavior (particularly in a ritualized form) chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or the death of both conflicting parties.

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