Verboticism: Threativate

'Santa won't come unless you clean up your desk!'

DEFINITION: v. To inspire and motivate people to do great things, by issuing petty threats. n. A kind and gentle threat.

Create | Read

Threativate

Created by: bghicks

Pronunciation: Thre-tee-vate

Sentence: Dude, my mom totally threativated me to mow the lawn.

Etymology: Threat+Motivate

Points: 485

Vote For