Synonyms for frighten

Synonyms for (verb) frighten

Synonyms: affright, fright, frighten, scare

Definition: cause fear in

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

Similar words: excite, stimulate, stir, shake, shake up

Definition: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

Usage: These stories shook the community; the civil war shook the country


Synonyms: frighten

Definition: drive out by frightening

Similar words: turn back, chase away, run off, drive away, drive off, drive out, dispel

Definition: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

Usage: Drive away potential burglars; drive away bad thoughts; dispel doubts; The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers