amaze


amaze
a|maze [əˈmeız] v [T]
[: Old English; Origin: amasian, from an unrecorded masian 'to confuse']
to surprise someone very much
Dave amazed his friends by suddenly getting married.
it amazes sb how/what etc
It still amazes me how much she has improved.
amaze that
It never ceased to amaze him that women were attracted to Sam.

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  • Amaze — A*maze , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amazed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amazing}.] [Pref. a + maze.] 1. To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A labyrinth to amaze his foes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To confound, as by fear, wonder,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amaze — A*maze , v. t. Bewilderment, arising from fear, surprise, or wonder; amazement. [Chiefly poetic] [1913 Webster] The wild, bewildered Of one to stone converted by amaze. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amaze — amaze·ment; amaze; …   English syllables

  • Amaze — A*maze , v. i. To be astounded. [Archaic] B. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amaze — index impress (affect deeply) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • amaze — (v.) early 13c., amasian stupefy, make crazy, from a , probably used here as an intensive prefix, + masian, related to MAZE (Cf. maze) (q.v.). Sense of overwhelm with wonder is from 1580s. Related: Amazed; AMAZING (Cf. amazing) …   Etymology dictionary

  • amaze — vb astound, flabbergast, astonish, *surprise Analogous words: dumbfound, bewilder, confound, nonplus (see PUZZLE): impress, touch, strike, *affect …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • amaze — [v] surprise affect, alarm, astonish, astound, bewilder, blow away*, blow one’s mind*, bowl over*, daze, dumbfound, electrify, flabbergast*, impress, move, perplex, put one away*, shock, stagger, startle, strike, stun, stupefy, touch*; concept 42 …   New thesaurus

  • amaze — ► VERB ▪ surprise greatly; astonish. DERIVATIVES amazement noun. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • amaze — [ə māz′] vt. amazed, amazing [ME (only in pp. amased) < OE āmasian: < ā , A 2 + base akin to Norw masast, to fall asleep, Swed mos, sluggish, sleepy] 1. to fill with great surprise or sudden wonder; astonish 2. Obs. to bewilder n. Old Poet …   English World dictionary

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