My dictionary definines the word intimidate as "to frighten into submission". There are two very distinct ideas here.
Firstly to "frighten" or induce fear. I believe that for most people who have not lived an aggressive or cambative lifestyle (e.g Soldiers or street-fighting types), fear is almost inevitable when faced with potential violence.
Secondly, "submission", this may or may not be the outcome of the fear induced. At a base level our inate sense of self-preservation will govern our behaviour, but this can be replaced with learned behaviour (e.g. relax, move, blend etc..)
I just wanted to give my views on the distinction between Fear and Intimidation. ANy thoughts?