Verb amaze Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


amaze (third-person singular simple present amazes, present participle amazing, simple past and past participle amazed)

  1. (obsolete) To stupefy; to knock unconscious.
  2. (obsolete) To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze.
  3. (obsolete) To terrify, to fill with panic.
  4. To fill with wonder and surprise; to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex.
  5. (intransitive) To undergo amazement; to be astounded.

More definition: overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly.

2.Obsolete. to bewilder; perplex. cause amazement, a new art show that delights and amazes.

4.Archaic. amazement.

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.

Learn More about amaze

List of Verbs that Start with A-Z

List of Verbs that End with A-Z

List of Verbs by Length

3 letters4 letters5 letters6 letters7 letters8 letters9 letters10 letters11 letters12 letters