Amaze definition

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(obsolete) To bewilder; perplex.
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To cause great wonder or astonishment.

A sight that amazes.

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To affect with great wonder; astonish.
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Amazement; wonder.
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To fill with great surprise or sudden wonder; astonish.
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The definition of amaze means to shock or surprise someone.

An example of the word amaze is when a man proposes to a woman unexpectedly.

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(obs.) To bewilder.
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(old poet.) Amazement.
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To fill with wonder and surprise; to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex. [from 16th c.]

He was amazed when he found that the girl was a robot.

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(intransitive) To undergo amazement; to be astounded.

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(now poetic) Amazement, astonishment. [from 16th c.]
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Origin of amaze

  • 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English amasen (“to bewilder, perplex”), from Old English āmasian (“to confuse, astonish”), from ā- (perfective prefix) + *masian (“to confound”) from *mæs (“delusion, bewilderment”), from Proto-Germanic *mas-, *masōną (“to confound, be weary, dream”), from Proto-Indo-European *mā- (“to stupefy”). Akin to Old Norse masa (“to struggle, be confused”), Ancient Greek μάτη (mátē, “folly”), μέμαα (mémaa, “I was eager”). More at automatic.

    From Wiktionary