Part of speech:
To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
To arouse strong feeling in:
To cause to feel fright; make suddenly afraid; scare; terrify
(Slang) To be lively; bustle:
To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
To scare is defined as to suddenly frighten or alarm someone.
To disturb the mind or emotions of; affect with great surprise, distress, disgust, etc.
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
To elicit or detect through surprise:
To drive or force by arousing fear:
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 astonish is to amaze 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 interfere with; interrupt:
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: alarm, galvanise, excite, frighten, jump, rouse, scare, shock, start, stun and surprise.