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amaze

[ uh-meyz ]
/ 蓹藞me瑟z /
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verb (used with object), a路mazed, a路maz路ing.
to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly.
Obsolete. to bewilder; perplex.
verb (used without object), a路mazed, a路maz路ing.
to cause amazement: a new art show that delights and amazes.
noun
Archaic. amazement.
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Origin of amaze

First recorded before 1000; Middle English amasen,Old English 膩masian 鈥渢o confuse, stun, astonish.鈥 See a-3, maze

synonym study for amaze

1. See surprise.
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British Dictionary definitions for amaze

amaze
/ (蓹藞me瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to fill with incredulity or surprise; astonish
an obsolete word for bewilder
noun
an archaic word for amazement

Word Origin for amaze

Old English 膩masian
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