What does frighten mean?

Definitions for frighten
ˈfraɪt nfright·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frighten, fright, scare, affright(verb)

    cause fear in

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

  2. frighten(verb)

    drive out by frightening

Wiktionary

  1. frighten(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frighten(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Fright, v. t.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce frighten?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say frighten in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Lily Jin:

    There's so much news, so much data, every 10 minutes there's an update, it's frightening, especially for people like us in a severely hit area, even if you're not ill you'll frighten yourself into getting sick.

  3. Mayor Antonio Cando Halili:

    I have a feeling they (police) are going after the small fry to frighten the people.

  4. Jeremy Goldkorn:

    They are now putting these measures in place to make sure it doesn't become an ideological threat, this helps them better micromanage the content and frighten Internet companies into complying with regulations.

  5. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

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

Images & Illustrations of frighten

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