1. [ verb ] cause fear in
Synonyms: frighten affright fright

"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"

Related terms: stimulate dismay intimidate awe terrify spook consternate bluff horrify daunt daunt fear terrorization fear
2. [ verb ] cause to lose courage
Synonyms: scare_off daunt frighten_away frighten_off pall scare_away dash

"dashed by the refusal"

Related terms: intimidate panic
3. [ noun ] (psychology,psychiatry) sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
Synonyms: panic

"panic in the stock market" "a war scare" "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"

Related terms: anxiety red_scare daunt
4. [ noun ] a sudden attack of fear
Synonyms: panic_attack
Related terms: fear frighten
Similar spelling:   scarey