Definition of Terrify

1. Verb. Fill with terror; frighten greatly. "The bad news will terrify him"

Exact synonyms: Terrorise, Terrorize
Generic synonyms: Affright, Fright, Frighten, Scare
Specialized synonyms: Panic
Derivative terms: Terror, Terror, Terrorisation, Terror, Terrorization



Definition of Terrify

1. v. t. To make terrible.

Definition of Terrify

1. Verb. To frighten greatly; to fill with terror. ¹

2. Verb. To menace or intimidate. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To make terrible. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Terrify

1. to fill with terror [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terrify

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territorial matrices
territorial matrix
territorial reserve

Literary usage of Terrify

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"To discourage ; to deject j to terrify; to depress. To dishearten with fearful sentences, as though salvation could hardly be hoped for, is not so consonant ..."

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