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Meaning of FRIGHTEN

Pronunciation:  'frItn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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
 

 

 

 

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