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what is the difference between frighten and threaten? what is the difference between the words frighten and threaten?
Aug 11, 2014 3:49 AM
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Frighten is to scare, which can be done by both humans and non-humans, including inanimate objects. For example, the spider frightens her. Also, elevators frighten him. Finally, they are frightened by the thought of him. Threaten is to say or act in a way that makes something or someone(usually a human) feel like they are going to get hurt either mentally or physically. For example, he felt threatened by the bodyguard. Also, the lion threatened the livelihood of the tiger cubs. Finally, she threatened him by telling him that she will hit him if he does that again.
August 11, 2014
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