The definition of amaze means to shock or surprise someone.verb
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- to fill with great surprise or sudden wonder; astonish
- Obsolete to bewilder
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
- To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
- Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
Origin: From Middle English masen, to bewilder, and from amased, bewildered (from Old English āmasod), both from Old English āmasian, to bewilder : ā-, intensive pref. + *masian, to confuse.
- a·mazˈed·ly adverb
- a·mazˈed·ness noun