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Synonyms for scare
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. panic, scare(noun)

    sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events

    "panic in the stock market"; "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"

    Synonyms:
    terror, panic attack, affright, panic

  2. scare, panic attack(verb)

    a sudden attack of fear

    Synonyms:
    panic attack, panic

  3. frighten, fright, scare, affright(verb)

    cause fear in

    "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"

    Synonyms:
    pall, scare off, daunt, affright, frighten away, scare away, fright, frighten, frighten off, dash

  4. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare(verb)

    cause to lose courage

    "dashed by the refusal"

    Synonyms:
    weary, dull, shoot, scoot, pall, cloy, flash, fatigue, fright, affright, scare off, frighten, tire, frighten away, scud, jade, die, become flat, scare away, crash, daunt, frighten off, dart, dash, smash

Wiktionary

  1. scare(verb)

    Synonyms:
    fright, frighten, terrify

  2. scare(noun)

    A minor fright

    Johnny had a bad scare last night.

    Synonyms:
    frighten, terrify, fright

  3. scare(noun)

    A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.

    JM is a scare to the capitalists of this country.

    Synonyms:
    fright

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scare

    One is frightened by a cause of fear addressed directly and suddenly to the senses; he is intimidated by an apprehension of contingent consequences dependent on some act of his own to be done or forborne; the means of intimidation may act through the senses, or may appeal only to the intellect or the sensibilities. The sudden rush of an armed madman may frighten; the quiet leveling of a highwayman's pistol intimidates. A savage beast is intimidated by the keeper's whip. Employers may intimidate their employees from voting contrary to their will by threat of discharge; a mother may be intimidated through fear for her child. To browbeat or cow is to bring into a state of submissive fear; to daunt is to give pause or check to a violent, threatening, or even a brave spirit. To scare is to cause sudden, unnerving fear; to terrify is to awaken fear that is overwhelming. Compare ALARM.

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, appal, browbeat, cow, daunt, dismay, frighten, intimidate, terrify

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scare

    Synonyms:
    terrify, affright, intimidate, frighten, deter, dismay, daunt

    Antonyms:
    reassure, encourage, entice, allure

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scare(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    frighten, affright, FRIGHT, intimidate, daunt, appall, terrify, make afraid, put in fear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scare(n)

    Synonyms:
    fright, alarm, terror, panic, consternation

  2. scare(v)

    Synonyms:
    frighten, intimidate, terrify, daunt, cow, appall, startle, affright, alarm, browbeat, dismay, terrorize, overawe

    Antonyms:
    reassure

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How to use scare in a sentence?

  1. Charlene Egbe:

    By opening back up bright and early, less than 24 hours after the local police department's failed scare tactic, we, at the Alaska Cannabis Club, have made it clear that the will of the people is stronger than any force they have — and we aren't going anywhere.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    What they can do is scare.

  3. Rob Prazmark:

    I can understand the scare about the Zika virus, and when you have a souring market, which Brazil has become, the concept of entertaining at a high-profile event can also go sour.

  4. Shane Lewis:

    The dangers are, you would n’t go near a dog when it’s eating its dinner, but people let their children go over, and I’ve seen kangaroos lash out thinking the kids going to take their food when they’re just coming to pat them, we try to scare them into not being naive and thinking they’re cute and cuddly by showing them the photos [ of injuries caused by kangaroos ], what can happen, and not to give them any food.

  5. Xu Yong:

    After the Fonterra issue, I took all the brands affected by the scare off the list, i choose based on safety concerns.

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