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1. frighten

verb. ['ˈfraɪtən'] cause fear in.

Synonyms

  • bluff
  • horrify
  • appall
  • terrorise
  • terrorize
  • shake
  • intimidate
  • consternate
  • fear
  • excite
  • alarm
  • terrify
  • stir
  • spook
  • shake up
  • awe
  • stimulate
  • affright
  • scare
  • dread
  • fright
  • dismay

Antonyms

  • indirect
  • depress
  • stand still
  • strengthen

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Words that Rhyme with Frighten

  • enlighten
  • whiten
  • triton
  • criton
  • brighton
  • brighten
  • breighton
  • titan
  • tighten
  • reiten
  • reitan
  • litan
  • lighten
  • knighton
  • knighten
  • heighten
  • guyton
  • iten

Example sentences of the word frighten


1. Verb, base form
Pinwheels and wind chimes can also frighten them, because they move and make sound.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Maybe Rocco is a bit timid and loud noises frighten him.

Quotes containing the word frighten


1. When I die of heart failure the next time you frighten me like that, you can put that on my gravestone —‘I didn’t mean to startle her
- Patricia Briggs, Masques

2. Let nothing disturb you,Let nothing frighten you,All things are passing away:God never changes.Patience obtains all things.Whoever has God lacks nothing;God alone suffices.
- Teresa of Ávila

3. Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.
- Barry M. Goldwater

2. frighten

verb. ['ˈfraɪtən'] drive out by frightening.

Synonyms

  • drive off
  • chase away
  • drive out
  • drive away
  • run off
  • turn back

Antonyms

  • afraid
  • unafraid
  • fearlessness
  • disesteem
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