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ter·ri·fy

terrify

 
 
pronunciation:
te rih faI
part of speech: verb
inflections: terrifies, terrifying, terrified
definition: to fill with great fear or terror; scare.
Big, hairy spiders terrify my dad.
 
synonyms:
frighten, petrify, scare, terrorize
similar words:
alarm, horrify, shock
derivation: terrifyingly (adv.)