frighten (part of speech: verb)
- It was thus that the Carthaginian peasants avenged themselves when they captured a wild beast; they hoped to terrify the others by such an example. - "Salammbo", Gustave Flaubert.
- Doubtless superstition would often terrify the innocent person, in the attempt of swallowing a consecrated morsel. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
- And he said, These are the horns which scattered Judah, so that none lifted up his head; but these are come to terrify them, to strike down the horns of the nations, which lifted up their horn against the land of Judah to scatter it. - "The Makers and Teachers of Judaism", Charles Foster Kent.