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ter·ri·fy

terrify

 
 
pronunciation:
te rih faI
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: terrifies, terrifying, terrified
definition: to fill with great fear or terror.
They used torture on some citizens in order to terrify the others.The idea of flying in an airplane terrifies some people.It terrified him that the men might return to kill him.It terrified her when she read the threatening letter.It terrified him to go to sleep and likely have another nightmare about the war.
 
synonyms:
frighten, petrify, scare, terrorize
similar words:
abash, alarm, cow, daunt, horrify, panic, shock, unman
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derivation: terrifyingly (adv.)