bedazzle

[ bih-daz-uhl ]
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verb (used with object),be·daz·zled, be·daz·zling.
  1. to impress forcefully, especially so as to make oblivious to faults or shortcomings: Audiences were bedazzled by her charm.

  2. to dazzle so as to blind or confuse: The glare of the headlights bedazzled him.

  1. to adorn with features that are brilliant, sparkly, splendid, etc.: You don’t need to bedazzle your business card with glitter, but does it stand out from the crowd?Both the wealthy and the common flapper could bedazzle themselves in the popular long necklaces of the day.

Origin of bedazzle

1
First recorded in 1590–1600; be- + dazzle

Other words for bedazzle

Other words from bedazzle

  • be·daz·zle·ment, noun
  • be·daz·zling·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for bedazzle

bedazzle

/ (bɪˈdæzəl) /


verb
  1. (tr) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance

Derived forms of bedazzle

  • bedazzlement, noun

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