amaze (third-person singular simple present amazes, present participle amazing, simple past and past participle amazed)
1.to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly.
2.Obsolete. to bewilder; perplex.
3.to cause amazement, a new art show that delights and amazes.
1. to fill with incredulity or surprise; astonish
2. an obsolete word for bewilder noun
3. an archaic word for amazement Word OriginOld English āmasianCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
early 13c., amasian "stupefy, make crazy," from a-, probably used here as an intensive prefix, + -masian, related to maze (q.v.). Sense of "overwhelm with wonder" is from 1580s. Related, Amazed; amazing.
I amaze myself with my cleverness.
He would amaze a drawing-room by suddenly ejaculating a clause of the Lord's Prayer.
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