amaze


1amaze

verb \ə-ˈmāz\

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

amazedamaz·ing

Full Definition of AMAZE

transitive verb
1
obsolete :  bewilder, perplex
2
:  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

2amaze

noun

Definition of AMAZE

:  amazement

First Known Use of AMAZE

15th century

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