verb \ə-ˈmāz\

: to surprise and sometimes confuse (someone) very much : to fill (someone) with wonder


Full Definition of AMAZE

transitive verb
obsolete :  bewilder, perplex
:  to fill with wonder :  astound
intransitive verb
:  to show or cause astonishment
amaz·ed·ly \-ˈmā-zəd-lē\ adverb

Examples of AMAZE

  1. He has amazed audiences around the world with his magic tricks.
  2. It amazes me that no one noticed the error.
  3. Her garden's beauty never fails to amaze.

Origin of AMAZE

Middle English amasen, from Old English āmasian, from ā- (perfective prefix) + *masian to confuse — more at abide
First Known Use: before 12th century



Definition of AMAZE

:  amazement

First Known Use of AMAZE

15th century


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