frighten definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To fill with concern; alarm.
    • to-drive or force by arousing concern: The suspect had been frightened into confessing.
    • To interrupt with concern; to toss into a state of security or fright; to affright; to terrify.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to become afraid.
  • verb:
    • To disturb with anxiety; to throw into circumstances of security or fright; to affright; to terrify.
    • trigger worry in
    • drive out-by frightening
  • others:
    • To strike with fright; terrify; scare; dismay.
    • Synonyms To affright, dismay, daunt, appal, intimidate. See afraid.

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