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Synonyms for terrify
ˈtɛr əˌfaɪter·ri·fy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. terrify

    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, scare

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. terrify

    Synonyms:
    frighten, scare, horrify, shock, appal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. terrify, terrorize, terroriseverb

    fill with terror; frighten greatly

    Synonyms:
    terrorise, terrorize

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. terrifyverb

    Synonyms:
    frighten, fright, affright, alarm, scare, horrify, appall, daunt, strike with terror, petrify with terror

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. terrifyverb

    Synonyms:
    appall, intimidate, daunt, horrify, alarm, shock, frighten

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "terrify":

    terrorize, terrorise

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How to use terrify in a sentence?

  1. Gordon Lawson:

    I’m a Marine Corps veteran, so it takes a lot to terrify me.

  2. Thomas Paine, "Age of Reason":

    All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.

  3. Robin Smith:

    Parents who don't care for themselves properly increase the likelihood that their children will encounter a version of their parent that will terrify and/or upset them, your children benefit from having more access to the best parts of you. These will be switched on more often and for longer durations when you are properly caring for your needs.

  4. Seneca, Epistles:

    If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.

  5. James P. Hogan:

    Scientists are the easiest to fool. They think in straight, predictable, directable, and therefore misdirectable, lines. The only world they know is the one where everything has a logical explanation and things are what they appear to be. Children and conjurors - they terrify me. Scientists are no problem against them I feel quite confident.

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