Definition of horrify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

horrify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhɒrɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrɪfaɪ//
 
, NAmE//ˈhɑːrɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they horrify
BrE BrE//ˈhɒrɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrɪfaɪ//
 
, NAmE//ˈhɑːrɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it horrifies
BrE BrE//ˈhɒrɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrɪfaɪz//
 
, NAmE//ˈhɑːrɪfaɪz//
 
past simple horrified
BrE BrE//ˈhɒrɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrɪfaɪd//
 
, NAmE//ˈhɑːrɪfaɪd//
 
past participle horrified
BrE BrE//ˈhɒrɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrɪfaɪd//
 
, NAmE//ˈhɑːrɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form horrifying
BrE BrE//ˈhɒrɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈhɑːrɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
Fear
 
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to make somebody feel extremely shocked, disgusted or frightened synonym appal horrify somebody The whole country was horrified by the killings. it horrifies somebody to do something It horrified her to think that he had killed someone. it horrifies somebody that… It horrified her that he had actually killed someone. See related entries: Fear Word Origin late 18th cent.: from Latin horrificare, from horrificus, from horrere ‘tremble, shudder’.
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