Definition of amaze in English:

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amaze

Pronunciation: /əˈmeɪz/

verb

[with object]
Surprise (someone) greatly; fill with astonishment: he was amazed at how modern everything was [with object and clause]: she was amazed that Paul should notice her
More example sentences
  • The program will surprise, delight and astonish and amaze you with its quality and range of styles.
  • Football's incredible ability to throw up surprises never ceases to amaze me.
  • It will undoubtedly stun and amaze you to know that my fashion sense has always been a bit dodgy.
Synonyms
astonish, astound, surprise, bewilder, stun, stagger, flabbergast, nonplus, shock, startle, shake, stop someone in their tracks, stupefy, leave open-mouthed, leave aghast, take someone's breath away, dumbfound, daze, benumb, perplex, confound, dismay, disconcert, shatter, take aback, jolt, shake up
informal bowl over, knock for six, floor, blow someone's mind, strike dumb
(amazed) thunderstruck, at a loss for words, speechless
British informal gobsmacked

Origin

Old English āmasian, of unknown origin.

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  • maze from Middle English:

    This is probably a shortening of Old English amaze. Maze was first used for delirium, but had come to be used for a labyrinth by late Middle English.

Words that rhyme with amaze

ablaze, appraise, baize, Blaise, blaze, braise, broderie anglaise, chaise, craze, daze, écossaise, erase, faze, gaze, glaze, graze, Hayes, Hays, haze, laze, liaise, lyonnaise, maize, malaise, Marseillaise, mayonnaise, Mays, maze, phase, phrase, polonaise, praise, prase, raise, raze, upraise

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