petrify

220 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[pˈɛtɹɪfˌa͡ɪ], [pˈɛtɹɪfˌa‍ɪ], [p_ˈɛ_t_ɹ_ɪ_f_ˌaɪ]
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Synonyms for Petrify:

frighten (verb)

agitate, alarm, disturb, frighten, harrow, haunt, horrify, intimidate, panic, rattle, scare, set on edge, terrify, threaten, unnerve.

preserve (verb)

archive, bank, bottle, can, conserve, embalm, freeze, marinate, mummify, preserve, quick-freeze, refrigerate.

Other synonyms and related words:

Indurated, abash, accrust, alarming, amaze, anneal, appal, appal orappall, appall, appalling, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, be dense, become rigid, become solid, bedaze, bedazzle, bemuse, benumb, bewilder, bite, bloodcurdling, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, browbeat, bulldoze, cake, calcify, callous, candy, change into stone, chill, chilling, clarify, clot, coagulate, cohere, cold, concrete, confound, congeal, consolidate, cool, cornify, cow, cruel, crystallise, crystallize, curd, curdle, curl hair, cut, dampen, daunt, daze, dazzle, deaden, deposit, discompose, disconcert, disgust, dismay, disquiet, distress, dry, dumbfound, dumbfounder, dumfound, dumfounder, electrify, excite awe, excite fear, fan, fascinate, faze, feeze, firm, fix, flabbergast, fluster, fossilise, fossilize, fright, frightening, frightful, galvanize, geld, give a turn, give an alarm, glaciate, hard, harden, horrifying, ice, immobilize, indurate, inflexible, inspire awe, inspire fear, inspissate, jar, jolt, lapidify, lithify, lobotomize, lopper, make one stare, menace, mineralize, nauseate, nip, numb, obdurate, ossify, outrage, overawe, overwhelm, pachydermatous, pachydermic, paralyse, paralyze, pave, perplex, perturb, petrified, petrifying, pierce, pinch, precipitate, put chill on, raise an alarm, raise aprehensions, refresh, regelate, render hard, render solid, repel, revolt, rigidify, ruffle, scar, scare silly, scare stiff, scare to death, scarify, scary, set, shake, shock, sicken, slack quench, solidate, solidify, sound an alarm, stagger, startle, starve, steel, stiffen, stony, strengthen, strike, strike dead, strike dumb, strike terror, strike terror into, strike with awe, strike with wonder, stun, stupefy, surprise, take a set, temper, terrible, terrifying, terrorize, thicken, throw, toughen, transfix, traumatize, turn the head, turn to stone, tyrannize, unman, unsettle, upset, vitrify, wither, worry.

Quotes for Petrify:

  1. Time, which runs through the world like an endless tinsel thread, seemed to pass through the centre of this room and through the centre of these people and suddenly to pause and petrify stiff, still and glittering... and the objects in the room drew a little closer together. Robert Musil.