be·daz·zle | \bi-ˈda-zəl, bē-\
bedazzled; bedazzling; bedazzles

Definition of bedazzle 

transitive verb

1 : to confuse by a strong light

2 : to impress forcefully : enchant

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bedazzlement \bi-ˈda-zəl-mənt, bē- \ noun

Examples of bedazzle in a Sentence

fans bedazzled by movie stars don't let their promises of immense riches bedazzle you

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At one point, there was a dramatic costume change, in which Lopez stripped off her white dress to reveal a sheer bedazzled bodysuit — and some unbeatable shimmying, rewarded with a standing ovation. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Jennifer Lopez Pulls Off Miraculous Costume Change During Her TIME 100 Performance," 27 Apr. 2018 Their path to salvation was paved in bedazzled denim., "How Brutal Cult Leader Tony Alamo Amassed A Fortune With Bedazzled Denim Jackets," 29 June 2018 Bobby Berk is putting the finishing touches on that bedazzled truck. Yohana Desta, HWD, "This Flirty Queer Eye Music Video Premiered at the Perfect Time," 1 June 2018 Ramirez’s 11-year-old daughter, Alexa, wore a red and white bandanna, red shirt and bedazzled American flag shorts. Phillip Molnar,, "These people got to the Big Bay Boom really early," 4 July 2018 The thrill of the first season of Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive’s series wasn’t in its bedazzled ’80s aesthetics. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Working Women of GLOW," 1 July 2018 Only bassist MonoNeon seemed to recognize the importance of visibility, bedazzling his bass with an orange-and-yellow sock while the rest of his Day-Glo ensemble served as a point of fascination for the Hollywood Bowl’s camera operators. Sean J. O'connell,, "At Playboy Jazz Fest, a 17-year-old wonder, an 83-year-old master and tributes to Hef and Miles Davis," 10 June 2018 Easily the moment in which their sparkly, bedazzled truck flies off into the sunset, Grease-style., "The Queer Eye Guys Just Released A Music Video & You Will Not Believe," 1 June 2018 Both have a solid sense of when to bedazzle their seafood and when to leave it alone. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Reborn Rebelle now San Antonio’s finest seafood restaurant," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of bedazzle

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bedazzle was circa 1616

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English Language Learners Definition of bedazzle

: to thrill or excite (someone) very much

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evasion of direct action or statement

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