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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Full disclosure: Details are still sparse, but that shouldn't stop you from getting excited (or fashioning a new, bedazzled lasso for the occasion). Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Wonder Woman Sequel: Here’s Everything We Know So Far," 1 May 2019 Actress Sarah Paulson made a statement at the London premiere of Glass in a custom strapless Prada gown in bubblegum pink, which boasted some bedazzled green flames. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Sarah Paulson Wears Fiery Prada, Rowan Blanchard Is a Chic “Loofah,” and More," 12 Jan. 2019 Growing up, Easter for Caravelli always included a beautiful ham bedazzled in pineapple rings. Veronica Hinke,, "Suburban Chicago chefs share plans for Easter-April Fools' Day fusion dining," 15 Mar. 2018 The bedazzled, baby-blue jumpsuit featured a plunging V-neck, an open back, and perfectly tailored pants that just skimmed the tops of her strappy heels. Andrea Park, Allure, "Issa Rae's 2018 Emmys Jumpsuit Is Embroidered With 3,000 Crystals," 17 Sep. 2018 Iesha Hodges flaunted her bedazzled Victoria's Secret robe. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Instagrams from the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," 9 Nov. 2018 Backstage, the costumes—fashioned by the artisans in Manhattan’s great costume building workshops that also worked with the designer on Madonna’s tour, and bedazzled by Swarovski, a long-term partner with Phillips—looked even more amazing. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Costume Designer Arianne Phillips Channeled Design From Different Eras for Broadway’s Head Over Heels," 20 July 2018 It was bedazzled with strips of crystals, along the waist and meeting at the top of a high-slit, making for a major J.Lo leg moment. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Win Best Dressed Couple at the VMAs," 21 Aug. 2018 Well, television's biggest names came through the Emmys with some capital-f Fashion: custom Tanya Taylor, bedazzled Vera Wang, four separate Christian Siriano looks. Ana Colón, Glamour, "The Best Looks From the Emmy Awards 2018 Red Carpet," 17 Sep. 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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