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 Dictionary entry overview: What does terrorise mean? 

  The verb TERRORISE has 2 senses:

1. coerce by violence or with threats
2. fill with terror; frighten greatly

  Familiarity information: TERRORISE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1terrorise [BACK TO TOP]


Coerce by violence or with threats

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


terrorise; terrorize

Hypernyms (to "terrorise" is one way to...):

coerce; force; hale; pressure; squeeze (to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sense 2terrorise [BACK TO TOP]


Fill with terror; frighten greatly

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


terrify; terrorise; terrorize

Hypernyms (to "terrorise" is one way to...):

affright; fright; frighten; scare (cause fear in)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "terrorise"):

panic (cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

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