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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

I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me.
Arthur Wellesley

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

A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear.
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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