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Meaning of FRIGHTEN

Pronunciation:  'frItn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"
  2. [v]  drive out by frightening

FRIGHTEN is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: affright, fright, scare
 See Also: alarm, appal, appall, awe, bluff, chase away, consternate, dash, daunt, dismay, dispel, dread, drive away, drive off, drive out, excite, fear, frighten away, frighten off, horrify, intimidate, pall, run off, scare away, scare off, shake, shake up, spook, stimulate, stir, terrify, terrorise, terrorize, turn back



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fright"en\, v. t. [imp. {Frightened}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Frightening}.] [See {Fright}, v. t.]
To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or
fright; to affright; to terrify.

      More frightened than hurt.               --Old Proverb.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: affright, agitate, alarm, alert, appall, arouse, astound, awe, bowl down, bowl over, browbeat, bulldoze, cow, cry havoc, cry wolf, curdle the blood, daunt, demoralize, discompose, disconcert, dismay, disquiet, distress, electrify, faze, fly storm warnings, fright, funk, horrify, horripilate, intimidate, jar, jolt, make one tremble, panic, perturb, petrify, raise apprehensions, scare, scare stiff, shake, shock, sound the alarm, sound the tocsin, spook, stagger, startle, stun, take aback, terrify, terrorize, unman, unnerve, unstring, upset, warn