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con·ster·nate

 (kŏn′stər-nāt′)
tr.v. con·ster·nat·ed, con·ster·nat·ing, con·ster·nates
To cause consternation in.

[Latin cōnsternāre, cōnsternāt- : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sternere, to throw down; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

consternate

(ˈkɒnstəˌneɪt)
vb
(tr; usually passive) to fill with anxiety, dismay, dread, or confusion
[C17: from Latin consternāre, from sternere to lay low, spread out]

con•ster•nate

(ˈkɒn stərˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to dismay, confuse, or terrify.
[1645–55; < Latin consternātus, past participle of consternāre to unsettle, throw into confusion]

consternate


Past participle: consternated
Gerund: consternating

Imperative
consternate
consternate
Present
I consternate
you consternate
he/she/it consternates
we consternate
you consternate
they consternate
Preterite
I consternated
you consternated
he/she/it consternated
we consternated
you consternated
they consternated
Present Continuous
I am consternating
you are consternating
he/she/it is consternating
we are consternating
you are consternating
they are consternating
Present Perfect
I have consternated
you have consternated
he/she/it has consternated
we have consternated
you have consternated
they have consternated
Past Continuous
I was consternating
you were consternating
he/she/it was consternating
we were consternating
you were consternating
they were consternating
Past Perfect
I had consternated
you had consternated
he/she/it had consternated
we had consternated
you had consternated
they had consternated
Future
I will consternate
you will consternate
he/she/it will consternate
we will consternate
you will consternate
they will consternate
Future Perfect
I will have consternated
you will have consternated
he/she/it will have consternated
we will have consternated
you will have consternated
they will have consternated
Future Continuous
I will be consternating
you will be consternating
he/she/it will be consternating
we will be consternating
you will be consternating
they will be consternating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been consternating
you have been consternating
he/she/it has been consternating
we have been consternating
you have been consternating
they have been consternating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been consternating
you will have been consternating
he/she/it will have been consternating
we will have been consternating
you will have been consternating
they will have been consternating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been consternating
you had been consternating
he/she/it had been consternating
we had been consternating
you had been consternating
they had been consternating
Conditional
I would consternate
you would consternate
he/she/it would consternate
we would consternate
you would consternate
they would consternate
Past Conditional
I would have consternated
you would have consternated
he/she/it would have consternated
we would have consternated
you would have consternated
they would have consternated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.consternate - fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion; "After the terrorist attack, people look consternated"
affright, fright, frighten, scare - cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"

consternate

verb
To deprive of courage or the power to act as a result of fear, anxiety, or disgust:
Translations
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