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Webster 1913 Edition


Terrify

Ter′ri-fy

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Terrified
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Terrifying
.]
[L.
terrere
to frighten +
-fy
: cf. F.
terrifier
, L.
terrificare
. See
Terrific
, and
-fy
.]
1.
To make terrible.
[Obs.]
If the law, instead of aggravating and
terrifying
sin, shall give out license, it foils itself.
Milton.
2.
To alarm or shock with fear; to frighten.
When ye shall hear of wars . . . be not
terrified
.
Luke xxi. 9.

Webster 1828 Edition


Terrify

TER'RIFY

,
Verb.
T.
[L. terror and facio, to make.]
To frighten; to alarm or shock with fear.
They were terrified and affrighted. Luke 24.
When ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified. Luke 21. Job.7.

Definition 2022


terrify

terrify

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Verb

terrify (third-person singular simple present terrifies, present participle terrifying, simple past and past participle terrified)

  1. To frighten greatly; to fill with terror.
  2. To menace or intimidate.
  3. (obsolete) To make terrible.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:frighten

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