be·​daz·​zle | \ bi-ˈda-zəl How to pronounce bedazzle (audio) , 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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Other Words from bedazzle

bedazzlement \ bi-​ˈda-​zəl-​mənt How to pronounce bedazzle (audio) , bē-​ \ noun

Examples of bedazzle in a Sentence

fans bedazzled by movie stars don't let their promises of immense riches bedazzle you
Recent Examples on the Web Emotion surges through the smallest facial expressions (intensified by the fact that Rue is noticeably makeup-free as her peers bedazzle their eyes). Raven Smith, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2022 Now managed by Belmond, the property was built in 1891 to bedazzle the wealthy foreigners who, until the 1960s, all arrived by ship—and were then carried to the hotel in hammocks. Nina Caplan, Travel + Leisure, 14 Sep. 2021 To best emulate her, begin with a gold dress and, using fabric glue, bedazzle it with gold and pink lace and faux jewels on the sleeves and bodice. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, 16 Aug. 2021 Weston McKennie, Little Elm’s own, won’t bedazzle the home folks this week in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 9 July 2021 Sparkles from a TikTok filter bedazzle the footage. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 23 June 2021 At the same time, artists who once doted on Mr. Khan found a new cadre of stylists to bedazzle them, and up-and-coming young artists had their own favorites. New York Times, 28 Feb. 2021 The virtuoso who could bedazzle comedy-club audiences with riffs on every subject under the sun certainly qualified on that score. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 27 Aug. 2020 But behind her signature teased wigs and rhinestone bedazzled outfits, there’s one person who knows the Queen of Country better than anyone else — her husband, Carl Dean. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 12 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of bedazzle

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bedazzle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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