Startle Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Startle

To disturb the mind or emotions of; affect with great surprise, distress, disgust, etc.
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(Slang) To be lively; bustle:
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To cause to feel fright; make suddenly afraid; scare; terrify
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(Chiefly UK, chemistry): To coat with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means.
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To arouse strong feeling in:
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To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
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To make (a person) angry, distressed, or unhappy.
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To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
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To scare is defined as to suddenly frighten or alarm someone.
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To elicit or detect through surprise:
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To give a shock of excitement to; thrill
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To move along in a bumpy, jerky manner
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Panic means to cause sudden fear or to experience sudden fear.
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To break up the surface of (topsoil or pavement).
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To fill or overpower with terror; terrify.
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To interfere with; interrupt:
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(Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
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To terrify, to frighten, to inspire fright
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(Archaic) To frighten; terrify
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The definition of amaze means to shock or surprise someone.
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The definition of astound is to shock, surprise or amaze.
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To inspire awe in; fill with awe
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A sudden movement toward or away.
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The definition of astonish is to amaze someone.
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To stimulate as if by electric shock; rouse; stir; spur
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To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
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Antonyms for Startle

(Intransitive) To become calm.
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To settle or adjust; reconcile:
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(Law) To help; aid
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To evoke or cause someone to be relaxed or calm
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To consider likely or certain:
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Words Related to Startle

​ To feel fear about (something); to be afraid of; to consider or expect with alarm.
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An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver:
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Find another word for startle. In this page you can discover 49 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for startle, like: shock, jump, frighten, galvanise, excite, alarm, upset, rouse, scare, surprise and electrify.