- 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
Synonyms for bedazzle
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Related Words for bedazzlingblind, dazzle, dumbfound, bewilder, overwhelm, stun, confuse, astound, stagger, daze, enchant
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Historical Examples of bedazzling
- (tr) to dazzle or confuse, as with brilliance
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Word Origin and History for bedazzling
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