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Synonyms for terrify
ˈtɛr əˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terrify, terrorize, terrorise(verb)

    fill with terror; frighten greatly

    Synonyms:
    terrorise, terrorize

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. terrify(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. terrify(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    terrorize, terrorise

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How to use terrify in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Gordon Lawson:

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

  3. Seneca, Epistles:

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

  4. jacob cox:

    to terrify children with hell is that good for the world

  5. Charles Kingsley:

    Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! a message to us from the dead -- from human souls we never saw, who lived, perhaps, thousands of miles away. And yet these, in those little sheets of paper, speak to us, arouse us, terrify us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.


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