What does frighten mean?

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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frightenverb

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

How to pronounce frighten?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Mayor Antonio Cando Halili:

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

  2. Richard Blumenthal:

    This kind of back channel for the President's personal attorney, a political operative ought to... deeply alarm and frighten America because it in essence, weaponizes law enforcement and the Department of Justice as a political tool.

  3. Defence Ministry Undersecretary Gioacchino Alfano:

    Threats don't frighten people like Angelino Alfano, who have always stood firm against organized crime. We are all with Alfano against all mafia.

  4. 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.

  5. Mayor Antonio Cando Halili:

    No one is safe – mayors, governors, congressmen – just a false intelligence report by the police can end up with any of them being destroyed, i have a feeling they (police) are going after the small fry to frighten the people.

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