consternate consternate v. t. to cause to be confused; confuse emotionally; to dismay.

Syn: confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off, bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throw. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • consternate — 1650s, from L. consternatus, pp. of consternare (see CONSTERNATION (Cf. consternation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • consternate — [kän′stər nāt΄] vt. consternated, consternating [L consternatus, pp. of consternare: see CONSTERNATION] to overcome with consternation; unnerve; dismay …   English World dictionary

  • consternate — transitive verb ( nated; nating) Date: 1651 to fill with consternation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • consternate — /kon steuhr nayt /, v.t., consternated, consternating. to dismay, confuse, or terrify. [1645 55; < L consternatus, ptp. of consternare to unsettle, throw into confusion, perh. intensive deriv. of consternere to cover, spread (with) (con CON +… …   Universalium

  • consternate — verb a) To cause consternation b) To dismay …   Wiktionary

  • consternate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To deprive of courage or the power to act as a result of fear, anxiety, or disgust: appall, daunt, dismay, horrify, shake, shock1. See FEAR …   English dictionary for students

  • consternate — v. amaze; hinder; dismay …   English contemporary dictionary

  • consternate — [ kɒnstəneɪt] verb fill with anxiety. Origin C17: from L. consternat , consternare terrify, prostrate …   English new terms dictionary

  • consternate — con·ster·nate …   English syllables

  • consternate — con•ster•nate [[t]ˈkɒn stərˌneɪt[/t]] v. t. nat•ed, nat•ing to dismay, confuse, or terrify • Etymology: 1645–55; < L consternātus, ptp. of consternāre to unsettle, throw into confusion …   From formal English to slang

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