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Definition of Terrify


  1. To make terrible.
  2. To alarm or shock with fear; to frighten.

Terrify Quotations

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Thomas Paine

I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud.
Stephen King

What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.
Mary Shelley

To terrify children with the image of hell... to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world?
Christopher Hitchens

I feel happy to terrify kids.
R. L. Stine
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Terrify Translations

terrify in Dutch is schrik aanjagen, doen schrikken
terrify in French is effaroucher
terrify in German is erschrecken
terrify in Latin is terreo, territo
terrify in Spanish is aterrar, espantar