Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To fill with terror; make deeply afraid: synonym: frighten.
  • transitive verb To drive or force by arousing fear.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To make terrible.
  • transitive verb To alarm or shock with fear; to frighten.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To frighten greatly; to fill with terror.
  • verb To menace or intimidate.
  • verb obsolete To make terrible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin terrificare

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