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synonyms for frighten

  • agitate
  • alarm
  • appall
  • astound
  • awe
  • daunt
  • demoralize
  • deter
  • disconcert
  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • dismay
  • faze
  • horrify
  • intimidate
  • perturb
  • petrify
  • startle
  • terrify
  • terrorize
  • unnerve
  • affright
  • browbeat
  • bulldoze
  • chill
  • cow
  • disquiet
  • panic
  • repel
  • spook
  • unhinge
  • chill to the bone
  • curdle the blood
  • disburb
  • discomfort
  • make blood run cold
  • make teeth chatter
  • scare away
  • scare off
  • scare to death
  • stiff
  • strike terror into
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antonyms for frighten

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  • assist
  • assure
  • calm
  • comfort
  • delight
  • embolden
  • encourage
  • expect
  • hearten
  • help
  • inspirit
  • make happy
  • please
  • soothe
  • stimulate
  • urge
  • exhilarate
  • gladden
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How to use frighten in a sentence

Perhaps it was perpetuated by the need to seek refuge whenever something about the world would confuse or frighten me.
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As Barry recounts, at first Damji was frightened by all sounds, “because they were meaningless.”
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When you see its expansive, vast scale — how dynamic it is, how much it can change by the season — and you realize how critically important it is, the prospect of losing it does frighten me.
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This disparity is not due to pandemic-frightened advertisers redirecting dollars away from publishers to put into platforms like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
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Lupe Villagrana, the manager at Ridgepoint Apartments in Vista, recalled an incident last year in which one of her tenants accidentally broke into the wrong unit while intoxicated and frightened the neighbor.
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This frightens them so much that it is difficult to recapture them for the boosters that are required each year, and it can lead to injuries and separate families.
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One user suggested the vaccine was a tool for “population control,” and another user said that “a new vaccine in less than 1 year” frightened her.
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Bormann allegedly beat two of his children with a whip because they were frightened by a large dog, and kicked one for falling in a puddle.
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They foreclose without mercy, but that does not frighten their old patrons, who have the perennial optimism of the country.
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They did at first endeavour with their weapons to frighten us, who, lying ashore, deterred them from one of their fishing-places.
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WORDS RELATED TO FRIGHTEN

  • amaze
  • astonish
  • chill
  • daunt
  • dismay
  • distress
  • frighten
  • give a turn
  • make jump
  • panic
  • scare
  • scare silly
  • scare stiff
  • scare to death
  • spook
  • startle
  • surprise
  • terrify
  • unnerve
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