Synonyms for Daunt:

n.

alarm, bother, concern, distress, disturb, tear apart, unsettle, weigh on, worry. appall, consternate, fear, horrify, shake, shock. daunt (noun)
dash, frighten away, frighten off, pall, scare, scare away, scare off.
dismay (noun)
appall, horrify, study at dismay.

v.

compel (verb)
browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cause, coerce, compel, dictate, dragoon, drive, foment, galvanize, goad, hijack, impel, incite, mandate, motivate, nag, oblige, press, pressure, propel, push, spark, stimulate, stress, urge.
de-motivate (verb)
curb, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, paralyze, stifle, throttle, de-motivate.
deject (verb)
deject, dismay.
dissuade (verb)
admonish, avert, ban, bar, check, chill, dampen, deflect, depress, derail, deter, discourage, dishearten, disincline, dissuade, divert, inhibit, intimidate, prevent, restrain.
emotion (verb)
dash, frighten away, frighten off, pall, scare, scare away, scare off.
frighten, alarm (verb)
appall, browbeat, bully, consternate, deter, discourage, dishearten, dismay, horrify, intimidate, scare, shake.

Other synonyms:

consternate. appall, horrify. shake. dismay
consternate.
frighten
scare away, scare off.
Other relevant words:
alarm, appall, bother, consternate, dash, distress, disturb, fear, frighten away, frighten off, horrify, pall, scare, scare away, scare off, shake, shock.

Usage examples for daunt

  1. Don't you know who I am, Mr. Daunt – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. Such behavior may have perplexed Potts, but daunt him it could not. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson