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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce frighten?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. 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.

  2. Mayor Antonio Cando Halili:

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

  3. Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince:

    One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.

  4. Mrs. Patrick Campbell:

    Does it really matter what these affectionate people do-- so long as they dont do it in the streets and frighten the horses

  5. Niccollo Machavelli, The Prince.:

    So as a prince is forced to know how to act like a beast, he must learn from the fox and the lion; becouse the lion is defenceless against traps and the fox is defenceless against wolves. Therefore one must be a fox in order to recognise traps and lion to frighten off wolves.

Images & Illustrations of frighten

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