The definition of amaze means to shock or surprise someone.(verb)
An example of the word amaze is when a man proposes to a woman unexpectedly.
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Origin: ME (only in pp. amased) < OE āmasian: < ā-, a- + base akin to Norw masast, to fall asleep, Swed mos, sluggish, sleepy
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verb a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es verb, transitive
Origin: From Middle English masen, to bewilder,
Origin: and from amased, bewildered (from Old English āmasod)
Origin: , both from Old English āmasian, to bewilder
Origin: : ā-, intensive pref.
Origin: + *masian, to confuse.
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