HyperDic: frighten

English > 1 sense of the word frighten:
VERBemotionfrighten, fright, scare, affrightdrive out by frightening
frighten > pronunciation
Soundsfray'tahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > frighten: 1 sense > verb 1, emotion
Meaningdrive out by frightening.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will frighten him
Synonymsfright, scare, affright
Cause tofear, dreadBe afraid or scared of
Narroweraweinspire awe in
blufffrighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
consternateFill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion
dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrifyFill with apprehension or alarm
intimidatemake timid or fearful
spookfrighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action
terrify, terrorize, terroriseFill with terror
Broaderstimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirStir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
See alsofrighten off, frighten awaycause to lose courage
Spanishamedrentar, asustar, atemorizar, espantar
Catalanesglaiar, espantar
Nounsfrighteningthe act of inspiring with fear

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