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Definitions for frighten
ˈfraɪt nfright·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frighten, fright, scare, affrightverb

    cause fear in

    "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"

  2. frightenverb

    drive out by frightening

Wiktionary

  1. frightenverb

    To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Frightenverb

    To terrify; to shock with dread.

    The rugged bear’s, or spotted lynx’s brood,
    Frighten the valleys and infest the wood. Matthew Prior.

ChatGPT

  1. frighten

    To frighten is to cause fear or anxiety in someone, typically through a threat, a sudden alarming event, or the presentation of something perceived as dangerous or unpleasant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frightenverb

    to disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify

  2. Etymology: [See Fright, v. t.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frighten' in Verbs Frequency: #976

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frighten in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frighten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of frighten in a Sentence

  1. Bill Cosby:

    People will frighten you about a graduation....They use words you don't hear often... 'And we wish you Godspeed.' It is a warning, Godpeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.

  2. Edward Snowden:

    These are the old, bad tools of political aggression, their purpose is to frighten, not me, but those who would come after me.

  3. Peel Hunt analyst Nick Batram:

    There is nothing in these results that I think would frighten off any potential suitors, perhaps, on the contrary, they might want to get their business done sooner rather than later - just in case this is the beginning of a recovery.

  4. Fred Burton:

    When you look at the sophistication of the attack and murder of the Egyptian prosecutor, that’s the kind of bomb that should frighten us all.

  5. Chief Executive Mike Pearson:

    Andrew Left motivation is the same as one who runs into a crowded theater and falsely yells fire. Andrew Left wanted people to run, andrew Left intentionally designed the report to frighten our shareholders to drive down the price of our stock so Andrew Left could make money for Andrew Left short-selling.

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