transitive verb Date: 1596 1. to confuse by a strong light ; dazzle 2. to impress forcefully ; enchantbedazzlement noun

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  • Bedazzle — Be*daz zle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedazzled} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedazzling} (?).] To dazzle or make dim by a strong light. Bedazzled with the sun. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedazzle — index discompose, disconcert Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bedazzle — (v.) 1590s, from BE (Cf. be ) + DAZZLE (Cf. dazzle). Related: Bedazzled; bedazzling …   Etymology dictionary

  • bedazzle — [v] captivate astound, bewilder, blind, confuse, daze, dazzle, dumbfound, enchant, overwhelm, stagger, stun; concepts 7,22,42 …   New thesaurus

  • bedazzle — [bē daz′əl, bidaz′əl] vt. bedazzled, bedazzling to dazzle thoroughly; bewilder; confuse …   English World dictionary

  • bedazzle — bedazzlement, n. bedazzlingly, adv. /bi daz euhl/, v.t., bedazzled, bedazzling. 1. to impress forcefully, esp. so as to make oblivious to faults or shortcomings: Audiences were bedazzled by her charm. 2. to dazzle so as to blind or confuse: The… …   Universalium

  • bedazzle — verb To confuse or disarm by dazzling. He was bedazzled by her charm and wit …   Wiktionary

  • bedazzle — Synonyms and related words: addle, addle the wits, amaze, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, ball up, bandage, be bright, beacon, beam, becloud, bedaze, befuddle, benight, bewilder, blaze, blind, blind the eyes, blindfold, boggle, bother, bowl… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bedazzle — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. bewilder, confuse, daze, dazzle, overwhelm, blind. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To confuse with bright light: blind, daze, dazzle. See SEE …   English dictionary for students

  • bedazzle — be·daz·zle || bɪ dæzl v. amaze; bewilder; blind with something bright …   English contemporary dictionary

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