terrify

If you terrify someone, that person is enormously frightened of you.

The verb terrify is closely related to the word terror, and its Latin root is terrificus, "causing terror." While some people might say that monsters terrify them, others are terrified by heights, snakes, or speaking in public. If there's something that makes you feel a deep, horrible sense of fear, it terrifies you.

Definitions of terrify
  1. verb
    fill with terror; frighten greatly
    synonyms: terrorise, terrorize
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    types:
    panic
    cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic
    type of:
    affright, fright, frighten, scare
    cause fear in
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