galvanise vs startle what difference

what is difference between galvanise and startle

English

Pronunciation

Verb

galvanise (third-person singular simple present galvanises, present participle galvanising, simple past and past participle galvanised)

  1. (British spelling) Alternative spelling of galvanize

Derived terms

  • galvanisation

References

  • “galvanise”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

Anagrams

  • Gavilanes

French

Pronunciation

  • Homophones: galvanisent, galvanises

Verb

galvanise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of galvaniser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of galvaniser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of galvaniser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of galvaniser
  5. second-person singular imperative of galvaniser


English

Etymology

From Middle English startlen, stertlen, stertyllen (to rush, stumble along), from Old English steartlian (to kick with the foot, struggle, stumble), equivalent to start +‎ -le. Cognate with Old Norse stirtla (to hobble, stagger), Icelandic stirtla (to straighten up, erect). Compare also Middle English stertil (hasty). More at start.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈstɑːt(ə)l/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈstɑɹt(ə)l/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)təl

Verb

startle (third-person singular simple present startles, present participle startling, simple past and past participle startled)

  1. (intransitive) To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start.
    • Why shrinks the soul / Back on herself, and startles at destruction?
  2. (transitive) To excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension; to frighten suddenly and not seriously; to alarm; to surprise.
    • 1896, Joseph Conrad, “An Outcast of the Islands”
      Nothing could startle her, make her scold or make her cry. She did not complain, she did not rebel.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To deter; to cause to deviate.
    • 1660, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, Lord High Chancellor of England
      it would blast all their hopes, and startle all other princes from joining

Synonyms

  • (to move suddenly): start
  • (to excite suddenly): alarm, frighten, scare, surprise
  • (deter): deter

Derived terms

  • startling

Translations

Noun

startle (plural startles)

  1. A sudden motion or shock caused by an unexpected alarm, surprise, or apprehension of danger.

Derived terms

  • startler
  • startlish

Translations

See also

  • skittish

Anagrams

  • Slatter, Stalter, Statler, rattles, slatter, starlet

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