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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And in the section on 18th-century influences, not to be missed is Mr. Galliano’s Marie Antoinette dress (fall-winter 2000), be-ruffled, beribboned, and bedazzled with a paste copy of the diamond necklace that caused a court scandal. WSJ, "‘Dior: From Paris to the World’ Review: Timelessly Elegant, Yet Avant-Garde," 27 Nov. 2018 One, the Big Bouncer is a 10,000 square feet bounce-castle bedazzled with a DJ station, blow up palm trees, basketball hoops, and inflatable slides. Claire Wolters,, "I bounced on the world's biggest bounce house," 6 July 2018 For Spring 2018, Chanel sent out elevated tweed versions with kicky fringe at the hem and at Isabel Marant, they were bedazzled and boasted a utility belt. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Say Goodbye to Short Shorts: Mom Shorts Are Back!," 12 June 2018 The red bedazzled tennis shoes worn by Reinsdorf, the Bulls’ president and chief operating officer, forever will be remembered for being more gaudy than lucky. David Haugh,, "Draft lottery disappointing for Bulls, but they can still get impact player at No. 7," 16 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of bedazzle

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of bedazzle

: to thrill or excite (someone) very much

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