Frighten meaning

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To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid.

To frighten someone into confessing.

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To become suddenly afraid.
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The definition of frighten is to cause fear or to make someone afraid or anxious.

When you tell a child a very scary ghost story, this is an example of a situation where you frighten the child.

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To fill with fear; alarm.
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To drive or force by arousing fear.

The suspect was frightened into confessing.

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To become afraid.

Told ghost stories to campers who frightened easily.

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To cause to feel fright; make suddenly afraid; scare; terrify.
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To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify.
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