Definition of Frighten

1. Verb. Cause fear in. "The bad news will frighten him"; "Ghosts could never affright her"




2. Verb. Drive out by frightening.

Definition of Frighten

1. v. t. To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify.

Definition of Frighten

1. Verb. To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frighten

1. to make afraid [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: afraid

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frighten

frigerated
frigerates
frigerating
friges
frigga
frigged
friggers
friggin
friggings
friggle
fright
fright reaction
frighted
frighten (current term)
frighten away
frighten off
frightened
frightener
frighteners
frightening
frighteningly
frightens
frightful
frightfull
frightfuller
frightfully
frightfulness
frightfulnesses

Literary usage of Frighten

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Negligence by Thomas Gaskell Shearman, Amasa Angell Redfield, Robert Gould Street (1913)
"Objects on highway likely to frighten horses. — Whether an object in a highway which is calculated to frighten horses of ordinary gentleness is a " defect ..."

2. The Law of Automobiles by Xenophon Pearce Huddy (1909)
"Tendency to frighten horses. That the automobile has a tendency to frighten horses unaccustomed to its appearance must be conceded. ..."

3. Religious Thought in England, from the Reformation to the End of Last by John Hunt (1870)
"Every good man is acceptable to God, whose belief is determined honestly, and who lives according to his light. a name to frighten people. ..."

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