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Meaning of TERRIFY

Pronunciation:  'teru`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  fill with terror; frighten greatly
 

TERRIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: terrorise, terrorize
 
 See Also: affright, fright, frighten, panic, scare

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ter"ri*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Terrified}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Terrifying}.] [L. terrere to frighten + -fy: cf. F.
terrifier, L. terrificare. See {Terrific}, and {-fy}.]
1. To make terrible. [Obs.]

         If the law, instead of aggravating and terrifying
         sin, shall give out license, it foils itself.
                                               --Milton.

2. To alarm or shock with fear; to frighten.

         When ye shall hear of wars . . . be not terrified.
                                               --Luke xxi. 9.

 

 

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