Threaten vs Conservationist - What's the difference?

threaten | conservationist |


As a verb threaten

is to make a threat against someone; to use threats.

As a noun conservationist is

a person who maintains natural areas or protects threatened species.

threaten

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To make a threat against someone; to use threats.
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    He threatened me with a knife.
  • To menace, or be dangerous.
  • The rocks threatened the ship's survival.
  • To portend, or give a warning of.
  • The black clouds threatened heavy rain.

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See

    conservationist

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who maintains natural areas or protects threatened species.
  • Someone who advocates for these actions.
  • See also

    * environmentalist

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