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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
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    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. Mick Mulvaney:

    I am just finding out about the powers I have as acting director and they would frighten most of you.

  2. Mayor Antonio Cando Halili:

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

  3. Said Ahmed:

    The man wanted to frighten me and I decided he couldn’t do that.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of frighten

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