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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.

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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    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. Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction:

    If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.

  2. 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.

  3. Mayor Bowser:

    This multiplicity of forces can breed dangerous confusion, such as when helicopters are used in a war-like tactic to frighten and disperse peaceful protesters.

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality.

  5. Justin Draeger:

    It can potentially frighten off those lower-income people who can most benefit from higher education.

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