- to impress forcefully, especially so as to make oblivious to faults or shortcomings: Audiences were bedazzled by her charm.
- to dazzle so as to blind or confuse: The glare of the headlights bedazzled him.
Origin of bedazzle
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1. dazzle, astound, overwhelm, flabbergast, enchant, captivate. 2. daze, bewilder, disconcert, blind, befuddle, fluster.
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Examples from the Web for bedazzling
- (tr) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance
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Word Origin and History for bedazzling
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