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Definition of Frighten


  1. To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify.

Frighten Quotations

The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
Woodrow Wilson

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Eric Hoffer

God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
Elizabeth I

Many years ago, large packs of wolves roamed the countryside in Ukraine, making travel in that part of the world very dangerous. These wolf packs were fearless. They were not intimidated by people nor by any of the weapons available at that time. The only thing that seemed to frighten them was fire.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.
Billy Sunday
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Frighten Translations

frighten in Dutch is doen schrikken, schrik aanjagen
frighten in French is effaroucher, effrayer, effrayons, effrayent
frighten in Latin is territo
frighten in Norwegian is skremme
frighten in Spanish is espantar, asustar
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