from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid. See Synonyms at frighten.
- transitive v. To menace or threaten; intimidate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To frighten greatly; to fill with terror.
- v. To menace or intimidate.
- v. To make terrible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make terrible.
- transitive v. To alarm or shock with fear; to frighten.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make afraid; strike with fear; affect or fill with terror; frighten; alarm.
- To make terrible.
- Synonyms To scare, horrify, appal, daunt. See afraid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fill with terror; frighten greatly
Latin terrificāre, from terrificus, terrific; see terrific.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin terrificare (Wiktionary)