afear

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English aferen (to frighten, terrify), from Old English āfǣran (to terrify, dismay), from ā- (perfective prefix) + fǣran (to frighten; to devour, raven).

Verb[edit]

afear (third-person singular simple present afears, present participle afearing, simple past and past participle afeared)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) to imbue with fear; to affright; to terrify.

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Spanish[edit]

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afear (first-person singular present afeo, first-person singular preterite afeé, past participle afeado)

  1. to make ugly

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