- to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly.
- Obsolete. to bewilder; perplex.
- to cause amazement: a new art show that delights and amazes.
- Archaic. amazement.
Origin of amaze
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1. astound, dumfound, stun, flabbergast. See surprise.
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- to fill with incredulity or surprise; astonish
- an obsolete word for bewilder
- an archaic word for amazement
Old English āmasian
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Word Origin and History for amaze
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