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menace 與 threat 該怎麼分/該怎麼用?

大家好,請問英語高手們:

menace 與 threat 都是「威脅」的意思,但是我不太清楚這兩個字該如何適當地去使用,什麼時候該用 menace 什麼時候該用 threat 呢?

煩請解釋並多舉幾個例子俾使更明瞭,謝謝!!

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  • 1 0 年前
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    menace

    • noun 1 a dangerous or troublesome person or thing. 2 a threatening quality.

    To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”—Theodore Roosevelt, American president (1858-1919)

    「教育 一個人的心智而不教好他的品德,將會為社會教出一個禍害。」

    http://tw.knowledge.yahoo.com/question/question?qi...

    • verb put at risk; threaten.

    The hijacker menaced him with a revolver.

    劫機犯用槍威脅他.

    — DERIVATIVES menacing adjective.

    — ORIGIN from Latin minax ‘threatening’.

    http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/menace?view=u...

    threat

    • noun 1 a stated intention to inflict injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone. 2 a person or thing likely to cause damage or danger. 3 the possibility of trouble or danger.

    We have to develop a proactive action plan against Terrorist Threat.

    我們必須研擬一個前攝的性的行動計畫對抗恐怖攻擊.

    — ORIGIN Old English, oppression .

    http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/threat?view=u...

    註: menace 與 threat名詞用法相當, 但前者可當動詞.

    圖片參考:http://l.yimg.com/f/i/tw/ugc/rte/smiley_8.gif

    以上, 供您參考!

    參考資料: above 15 years teaching experience
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