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fright·en

frighten

 
 
pronunciation:
fraI tn
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: frightens, frightening, frightened
definition: to cause fear in someone; to make someone afraid.
The fierce dog frightened the children.
synonyms:
scare
similar words:
threaten
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derivation: frighteningly (adv.)
Word Builder: frighten +
  • frightened:
    having caused fear in.
  • frightening:
    causing fear; scary.
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