What does amaze mean?

amaze meaning in General Dictionary

Bewilderment due to fear shock or question amazement

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  • become astounded
  • To bewilder to stupefy to carry into a maze
  • affect with wonder
  • be a mystery or bewildering to
  • To bewilder; to stupefy; to create into a maze.
  • To confound, as by concern, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with question; to astound; to astonish significantly.
  • To be astounded.
  • Bewilderment, due to anxiety, shock, or question; amazement.

amaze meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., amasian "stupefy, make crazy," from a-, probably used right here as an intensive prefix, + -masian, about maze (q.v.). Sense of "overwhelm with wonder" is from 1580s. Relevant: Amazed; amazing.


amaze meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To bewilder; to stupefy; to carry into a maze.

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  • (v. t.) To confound, as by anxiety, question, severe surprise; to overwhelm with question; to astound; to astonish greatly.
  • (v. i.) to-be astounded.
  • (v. t.) Bewilderment, arising from anxiety, surprise, or wonder; amazement.

Sentence Examples with the word amaze

He would amaze a drawing-room by suddenly ejaculating a clause of the Lord's Prayer.

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