[ bih-daz-uhl ]
/ bɪˈdæz əl /
verb (used with object), be·daz·zled, be·daz·zling.
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.
Words Popularized By Shakespeare That We Still UseWilliam Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 and was baptized on April 26, 1564. His exact birthdate remains unknown, though it is conventionally taken to be the same as the day his "bones were interred." In his honor, we wanted to share some words popularized by the man himself.
Related formsbe·daz·zle·ment, nounbe·daz·zling·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bedazzle
/ (bɪˈdæzəl) /
(tr) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance
Derived Formsbedazzlement, noun
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