Simple Definition of terrify
: to cause (someone) to be extremely afraid : to frighten (someone) very much
Examples of terrify in a sentence
The thought of dying alone terrifies her.
<the prospect of speaking in front of a huge crowd of people absolutely terrifies me>
Origin and Etymology of terrify
Latin terrificare, from terrificus
First Known Use: 15th century
TERRIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of terrify for Students
: to cause (someone) to become very frightened
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