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amaze

Syllabification: a·maze
Pronunciation: /əˈmāz
 
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Definition of amaze in English:

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 (as adjective amazed) she shook her head in amazed disbelief
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, stun, stagger, shock, stupefy, awe, stop someone in their tracks, leave open-mouthed, leave aghast, take someone's breath away, dumbfound
informal bowl over, flabbergast, blow away

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.

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