- To dazzle is defined as to impress or surprise someone with brightness or exceptional qualities, or something brilliantly exciting.
- An example of dazzle is to confuse a person by taking a photo using a flash.
- An example of dazzle is to be wildly entertaining as an actor in a play.
- to overpower or dim the vision of with very bright light or moving lights
- to confuse, surprise, or overpower as by a brilliant display or exceptional qualities
Origin: frequentative of daze
- to be overpowered by glare
- to arouse admiration by a brilliant display
- the act of dazzling
- something that dazzles
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verb daz·zled, daz·zling, daz·zles verb, transitive
- To dim the vision of, especially to blind with intense light.
- To amaze, overwhelm, or bewilder with spectacular display: a figure skater who dazzled the audience with virtuosic jumps.
- To become blinded.
- To inspire admiration or wonder.
Origin: Frequentative of daze.
- dazˈzler noun
- dazˈzling·ly adverb