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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bedazzlement \ bi-​ˈda-​zəl-​mənt How to pronounce bedazzlement (audio) , 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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Think snap clips, bedazzled bobby pins, hair barrettes—sometimes worn all at once. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "Pearl Hair Clips Are Everywhere—And They’re Incredibly Easy to Style," 13 Sep. 2019 The designer sent models down the runway in zebra print chaps, bedazzled cowboy hats, and see-through latex. Nandi Howard, Essence, "NYFW: LaQuan Smith Spring/Summer 2020 Gave The Western Trend A Latex Twist," 8 Sep. 2019 Swizz Beatz, who was previously honored at the Brooklyn Artists Ball alongside his wife, Alicia Keys, in 2017, wore a Spring 2019 Pyer Moss jacket that yielded compliments all night, especially for its Derrick Adams–bedazzled back. Zachary Schwartz, Vogue, "The Brooklyn Artists Ball Was a Frida Kahlo–Inspired Fiesta," 17 Apr. 2019 So, occasionally, a tighter piece boasting some sort of hip detail would make its way into my closet: bedazzled high-waisted skinny jeans, skin-tight rompers with giant sleeves, a body-hugging fuschia evening gown. Anna Ben Yehuda Rahmanan, SELF, "I'm Pregnant And Want to Wear Skintight Clothes and Nothing Else," 20 Aug. 2019 Of course, no L.A. cat would dare leave her lair without a little bling, so Karen bedazzles the frames. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Meet Sunglass Cat, an Instagram star with an eye-opening message of acceptance," 11 June 2019 Cole went with an earthy palette, rocking a red vest, pants, and nude top, bedazzled by his own assortment of flowers and tied together with a decorative knot. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse Were a Walking Fairytale at the Met Gala 2019," 7 May 2019 Prince George, Prince Charlotte, and Prince Louis) won't be missing out on the opportunity to bedazzle a fresh fir with ornaments and tinsel. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "How the Royal Family Decorates Buckingham Palace for Christmas," 5 Dec. 2018 Fronting the band as a six-piece format with four additional vocalists, Flowers was a natural showman ,dressed in a black suit with colorfully bedazzled lapel. Erik Ernst, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Killers pulled a Milwaukee fan on stage to play bass at sensational Summerfest show," 6 July 2019

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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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involving a confidence or trust

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