Part of speech:
To arouse strong feeling in:
To cause to feel fright; make suddenly afraid; scare; terrify
(Slang) To be lively; bustle:
To disturb the mind or emotions of; affect with great surprise, distress, disgust, etc.
To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
To interfere with; interrupt:
To scare is defined as to suddenly frighten or alarm someone.
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
To elicit or detect through surprise:
To consider likely or certain:
(Intransitive) To become calm.
To settle or adjust; reconcile:
(Law) To help; aid
To give a shock of excitement to; thrill
To move along in a bumpy, jerky manner
Panic means to cause sudden fear or to experience sudden fear.
To break up the surface of (topsoil or pavement).
To fill or overpower with terror; terrify.
(Archaic) To frighten; terrify
The definition of amaze means to shock or surprise someone.
The definition of astound is to shock, surprise or amaze.
To inspire awe in; fill with awe
A sudden movement toward or away.
To feel fear about (something); to be afraid of; to consider or expect with alarm.
An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver:
To stimulate as if by electric shock; rouse; stir; spur
To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
Find another word for startle. In this page you can discover 49 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for startle, like: galvanise, excite, frighten, jump, shock, alarm, rouse, upset, terrify, disturb and scare.