I work in the IT field (software development). Whenever we get some task to do I hear my supervisors saying,
I will intimidate him regarding this (to do some task).
When I searched I found that the meaning of intimidate contains some threatening voice or fear in it. But I am sure that my supervisors didn't say it in that sense.
So is what they said above a correct usage? And does the word intimidate has a 'soft' meaning like inform (which I couldn't find) which would be more suitable here?