terrify


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ter·ri·fy

 (tĕr′ə-fī′)
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid: "She was terrified that he would lie to her" (Jodi Picoult). See Synonyms at frighten.
2. To drive or force by arousing fear: "The few who survived had long ago been terrified into complete intellectual surrender" (George Orwell).

[Latin terrificāre, from terrificus, terrific; see terrific.]

terrify

(ˈtɛrɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to inspire fear or dread in; frighten greatly
[C16: from Latin terrificāre, from terrēre to alarm + facere to cause]
ˈterriˌfier n

ter•ri•fy

(ˈtɛr əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to fill with terror or alarm; make greatly afraid.
[1565–75; < Latin terrificāre, v. derivative of terrificus; see terrific, -fy]
ter′ri•fi`er, n.
ter′ri•fy`ing•ly, adv.

terrify


Past participle: terrified
Gerund: terrifying

Imperative
terrify
terrify
Present
I terrify
you terrify
he/she/it terrifies
we terrify
you terrify
they terrify
Preterite
I terrified
you terrified
he/she/it terrified
we terrified
you terrified
they terrified
Present Continuous
I am terrifying
you are terrifying
he/she/it is terrifying
we are terrifying
you are terrifying
they are terrifying
Present Perfect
I have terrified
you have terrified
he/she/it has terrified
we have terrified
you have terrified
they have terrified
Past Continuous
I was terrifying
you were terrifying
he/she/it was terrifying
we were terrifying
you were terrifying
they were terrifying
Past Perfect
I had terrified
you had terrified
he/she/it had terrified
we had terrified
you had terrified
they had terrified
Future
I will terrify
you will terrify
he/she/it will terrify
we will terrify
you will terrify
they will terrify
Future Perfect
I will have terrified
you will have terrified
he/she/it will have terrified
we will have terrified
you will have terrified
they will have terrified
Future Continuous
I will be terrifying
you will be terrifying
he/she/it will be terrifying
we will be terrifying
you will be terrifying
they will be terrifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been terrifying
you have been terrifying
he/she/it has been terrifying
we have been terrifying
you have been terrifying
they have been terrifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been terrifying
you will have been terrifying
he/she/it will have been terrifying
we will have been terrifying
you will have been terrifying
they will have been terrifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been terrifying
you had been terrifying
he/she/it had been terrifying
we had been terrifying
you had been terrifying
they had been terrifying
Conditional
I would terrify
you would terrify
he/she/it would terrify
we would terrify
you would terrify
they would terrify
Past Conditional
I would have terrified
you would have terrified
he/she/it would have terrified
we would have terrified
you would have terrified
they would have terrified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.terrify - fill with terror; frighten greatly
affright, fright, frighten, scare - cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
panic - cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic; "The mere thought of an isolation cell panicked the prisoners"

terrify

verb frighten, scare, petrify, alarm, intimidate, terrorize, scare to death, put the fear of God into, make your hair stand on end, fill with terror, make your flesh creep, make your blood run cold, scare the bejesus out of (informal), frighten out of your wits The thought of a slow, painful death terrified me.

terrify

verb
To fill with fear:
Archaic: fright.
Idioms: make one's blood run cold, make one's hair stand on end, scare silly, scare the daylights out of.
Translations
يُخْيِفُيُفْزِع، يُرْعِب، يُرَوِّع
děsitvyděsit
skræmme fra vid og sans
pelottaa
prestraviti
skelfa
怖がらせる
겁나게 하다
biedētšausmināt
prestrašiti
skrämma livet ur
ทำให้หวาดกลัว
çok korkutmakdehşete düşürmeködünü patlatmak
làm cho khiếp sợ

terrify

[ˈterɪfaɪ] VT (= terrorize) [animal, violent person etc] → aterrorizar; (= horrify) → aterrar
it terrifies me to think that I might lose herme aterra pensar que podría perderla
to terrify sb out of his witsdar un susto mortal a algn

terrify

[ˈtɛrɪfaɪ] vtterrifier

terrify

vt personfürchterliche or schreckliche Angst machen or einjagen (+dat), → in Angst or Schrecken versetzen; flying terrifies himer hat schreckliche Angst vor dem Fliegen; my driving terrifies herwenn ich Auto fahre, bekommt sie es mit der Angst zu tun

terrify

[ˈtɛrɪˌfaɪ] vtterrorizzare
to be terrified → essere atterrito/a
to be terrified of → avere il terrore folle di

terrify

(ˈterifai) verb
to make very frightened. She was terrified by his appearance.
terrific (təˈrifik) adjective
1. marvellous; wonderful. a terrific party.
2. very great, powerful etc. He gave the ball a terrific kick.
terrifically (təˈrifikəli) adverb
very (much). She enjoyed herself terrifically.
ˈterrified adjective
The terrified little girl screamed.
ˈterrifying adjective

terrify

يُخْيِفُ děsit skræmme fra vid og sans Angst einjagen τρομάζω aterrar pelottaa épouvanter prestraviti terrorizzare 怖がらせる 겁나게 하다 angst aanjagen skremme przerazić aterrorizar ужасать skrämma livet ur ทำให้หวาดกลัว dehşete düşürmek làm cho khiếp sợ 恐吓
References in classic literature ?
A BIG Nation having a quarrel with a Little Nation, resolved to terrify its antagonist by a grand naval demonstration in the latter's principal port.
What form we seem to them to bear we know not; we know only that we terrify even those whom we most wish to comfort, and from whom we most crave tenderness and sympathy.
Zeta-Jones, 48, said she used her "deadpan, resting face" in the part, adding: "That is how to terrify the bejesus out of you.