I verb abash, agitate, alarm, annoy, arouse, badger, baffle, bewilder, bother, bring into disorder, cause a fuss, cause agitation, cause alarm, cause confusion, cause disorder, cause upset, churn, complicate, confound, confuse, derange, disarrange, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, dismay, disorder, disquiet, distract, distress, disturb, embarrass, entangle, exasperate, excite, ferment, flurry, fluster, fret, frustrate, gall, give cause for alarm, grieve, harass, harry, inflame, infuriate, irk, irritate, jar, jolt, madden, make havoc, make uneasy, nonplus, outrage, pain, perplex, perturbate, perturbo, pester, pique, plague, pother, provoke, put out, rouse, ruffle, shake, shake up, shock, snarl, stir, stir up, throw into confusion, trouble, unnerve, unsettle, upset, vex, work up, worry II index badger, bait (harass), discommode, discompose, disconcert, disorganize, disorient, disrupt, distress, disturb, embarrass, harrow, molest (annoy), obfuscate, perplex, pique, provoke, upset

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  • Perturb — Per*turb , v. t. [L. perturbare, perturbatum; per + turbare to disturb, fr. turba a disorder: cf. OF. perturber. See {Per }, and {Turbid}.] 1. To disturb; to agitate; to vex; to trouble; to disquiet. [1913 Webster] Ye that . . . perturb so my… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perturb — late 14c. (implied in perturbation), probably via O.Fr. perturber (14c.), from L. perturbare to confuse, disorder, disturb, from per through + turbare disturb, confuse, from turba turmoil, crowd (see TURBID (Cf. turbid)). Related: Perturbed;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • perturb — disturb, agitate, upset, *discompose, disquiet, fluster, flurry Analogous words: *annoy, vex, irk, bother: *confuse, muddle, addle: confound, nonplus, distract, bewilder, dumbfound (see PUZZLE vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • perturb — [v] upset, unsettle agitate, alarm, annoy, bewilder, bother, bug*, confound, confuse, disarrange, discompose, disconcert, discountenance, dismay, disorder, disquiet, disturb, flurry, fluster, irritate, make a scene*, make waves*, muddle, needle,… …   New thesaurus

  • perturb — ► VERB 1) make anxious or unsettled. 2) alter the normal or regular state or path of. ORIGIN Latin perturbare, from turbare disturb …   English terms dictionary

  • perturb — [pər tʉrb′] vt. [ME perturben < MFr perturber < L perturbare < per , intens. + turbare, to disturb: see TURBID] 1. to cause to be alarmed, agitated, or upset; disturb or trouble greatly 2. to cause disorder or confusion in; unsettle 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • perturb — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To annoy] Syn. pester, worry, irritate, disturb; see bother 2 . 2. [To confuse] Syn. perplex, confound, bewilder; see confuse . See Synonym Study at disturb . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v. [pur TURB] to… …   English dictionary for students

  • perturb — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French perturber, from Latin perturbare to throw into confusion, from per + turbare to disturb more at turbid Date: 14th century 1. to disturb greatly in mind ; disquiet 2. to throw into… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perturb — perturbable, adj. perturbability, n. perturbatious /perr teuhr bay sheuhs/, adj. perturbedly /peuhr terr bid lee/, adv. perturbedness, n. perturber, perturbator /perr teuhr bay teuhr/, n. perturbingly, adv. perturbment, n. /peuhr terrb /, v.t …   Universalium

  • perturb — verb a) To disturb; to bother or unsettle. b) To slightly modify the motion of an object …   Wiktionary

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