Menace vs Interminate - What's the difference?

menace | interminate |

As verbs the difference between menace and interminate

is that menace is while interminate is (obsolete) to menace; to threaten.

As an adjective interminate is

without end or limit; boundless; infinite.



Etymology 1

First attested ante 1300: from the (etyl) manace, menace, from the (etyl) .


  • a perceived threat or danger
  • * Dryden
  • the dark menace of the distant war
  • the act of threatening
  • an annoying and bothersome person
  • References

    * “ menace, n.'']” listed in the '' [2nd Ed.; 1989

    Etymology 2

    First attested in 1303: from the (etyl) menacer, manecier, manechier and the (etyl) manasser, from the assumed , whence .


    (transitive'' or ''intransitive )
  • To make threats against (someone); to intimidate.
  • to menace a country with war
  • * Shakespeare
  • My master did menace me with death.
  • To threaten (an evil to be inflicted).
  • * Shakespeare
  • By oath he menaced / Revenge upon the cardinal.
  • To endanger (someone or something); to imperil or jeopardize.
  • References

    * “ menace, v.'']” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989 ----



    Etymology 1


    (en adjective)
  • Without end or limit; boundless; infinite.
  • (Chapman)
    * interminated

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) (lena) interminatus, past participle of interminari.


  • (obsolete) To menace; to threaten.
  • (Bishop Hall)