Definition of Amaze

1. Verb. Affect with wonder. "The performance is likely to amaze Sue"; "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"

Exact synonyms: Astonish, Astound
Specialized synonyms: Dazzle
Generic synonyms: Surprise
Derivative terms: Amazement, Astonishment



2. Verb. Be a mystery or bewildering to. "The good news will amaze her"; "This question really stuck me"

Definition of Amaze

1. v. t. To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze.

2. v. i. To be astounded.

3. v. t. Bewilderment, arising from fear, surprise, or wonder; amazement.

Definition of Amaze

1. Verb. (obsolete) To stupefy; to knock unconscious. (defdate 13th-17th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To terrify, to fill with panic. (defdate 16th-18th c.) ¹

3. Verb. To fill with wonder and surprise; to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (context: now poetic) Amazement, astonishment. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amaze

1. to overwhelm with surprise or wonder [v AMAZED, AMAZING, AMAZES] : AMAZEDLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amaze

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Literary usage of Amaze

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1. Shirley: A Tale by Charlotte Brontë (1850)
"And inquire from what quarter they came; " Who, I ask in amaze, They are born from the skies, And gives glory to God and the Lamb!" My full heart it replies ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1829)
"Still nought but silence and fear were there, And cast his cloak on the ground ; And the Knights and Ladies, in sore amaze, With wonder and fear on the ..."

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