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amaze

Synonyms and Antonyms of amaze

to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected
  • Your ability to remember names and faces amazes me.
Synonyms of amaze
Words Related to amaze
Phrases Synonymous with amaze

knock for a loop, take aback, take by surprise

Synonym Discussion of amaze

surprise, astonish, astound, amaze, flabbergast mean to impress forcibly through unexpectedness. surprise stresses causing an effect through being unexpected but not necessarily unusual or novel.
    • surprised to find them at home
astonish implies surprising so greatly as to seem incredible.
    • a discovery that astonished the world
astound stresses the shock of astonishment.
    • too astounded to respond
amaze suggests an effect of bewilderment.
    • amazed by the immense size of the place
flabbergast may suggest thorough astonishment and bewilderment or dismay.
    • flabbergasted by his angry refusal


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