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ˈtɛr əˌfaɪter·ri·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terrify, terrorize, terroriseverb

    fill with terror; frighten greatly


  1. terrifyverb

    To frighten greatly; to fill with terror.

    Etymology: From terrificare

  2. terrifyverb

    To menace or intimidate.

    Etymology: From terrificare

  3. terrifyverb

    To make terrible.

    Etymology: From terrificare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terrifyverb

    to make terrible

  2. Terrifyverb

    to alarm or shock with fear; to frighten

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Terrify

    ter′i-fī, v.t. to cause terror in: to frighten greatly: to alarm:—pa.t. and pa.p. terr′ifīed.adj. Terrif′ic, creating or causing terror: fitted to terrify: dreadful.—adv. Terrif′ically. [L. terrēre, to terrify, facĕre, to make.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrify in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of terrify in a Sentence

  1. James Ndonye:

    These men, Al-Shabaab, want to make sure everything goes negative, they want to make sure they terrify the teachers so they go to their homes -- so the kids in this area don't get what they deserve.

  2. jacob cox:

    to terrify children with hell is that good for the world

  3. Zambendorf, _Code of the Lifemaker_ by James P. Hogan:

    Scientists are the easiest to fool. They think in straight, predictable, directable, and therefore misdirectable, lines. The only world they know is the one where everything has a logical explanation and things are what they appear to be. Children and conjurors--they terrify me. Scientists are no problem; against them I feel quite confident.

  4. El Paso in which O'Rourke:

    The two seemed very connected to me in a very obvious way -- this manner of terrorizing people and trying to terrify the country about immigrants and Hispanics and people who are really the most vulnerable and the most defenseless in Las Americas, and I said, I want to be there. I want to go there. And I want to go anywhere where people are being kept down or made to be afraid.

  5. Thomas Paine:

    All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.

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