Amaze

  • 1 Amaze — A*maze , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amazed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amazing}.] [Pref. a + maze.] 1. To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A labyrinth to amaze his foes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To confound, as by fear, wonder,… …

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  • 2 Amaze — A*maze , v. t. Bewilderment, arising from fear, surprise, or wonder; amazement. [Chiefly poetic] [1913 Webster] The wild, bewildered Of one to stone converted by amaze. Byron. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 amaze — amaze·ment; amaze; …

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  • 4 Amaze — A*maze , v. i. To be astounded. [Archaic] B. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 amaze — index impress (affect deeply) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 amaze — (v.) early 13c., amasian stupefy, make crazy, from a , probably used here as an intensive prefix, + masian, related to MAZE (Cf. maze) (q.v.). Sense of overwhelm with wonder is from 1580s. Related: Amazed; AMAZING (Cf. amazing) …

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  • 7 amaze — vb astound, flabbergast, astonish, *surprise Analogous words: dumbfound, bewilder, confound, nonplus (see PUZZLE): impress, touch, strike, *affect …

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  • 8 amaze — [v] surprise affect, alarm, astonish, astound, bewilder, blow away*, blow one’s mind*, bowl over*, daze, dumbfound, electrify, flabbergast*, impress, move, perplex, put one away*, shock, stagger, startle, strike, stun, stupefy, touch*; concept 42 …

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  • 9 amaze — ► VERB ▪ surprise greatly; astonish. DERIVATIVES amazement noun. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 10 amaze — [ə māz′] vt. amazed, amazing [ME (only in pp. amased) < OE āmasian: < ā , A 2 + base akin to Norw masast, to fall asleep, Swed mos, sluggish, sleepy] 1. to fill with great surprise or sudden wonder; astonish 2. Obs. to bewilder n. Old Poet …

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  • 11 Amaze Me — Infobox Single | Name = Amaze Me Artist = No Angels from Album = Destiny Released = October 19, 2007 A side = Teardrops B side = Ain t Gonna Look the Other Way Format = CD single, ring tone, digital download Writer = Karen Poole, Steve Mac… …

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  • 12 amaze — verb ADVERB ▪ really ▪ His skill as a dancer really amazed me. ▪ still ▪ It still amazes me that people are willing to pay money for modern art. VERB + AMAZE …

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  • 13 amaze — a|maze [ ə meız ] verb intransitive or transitive * to surprise someone very much, especially by being very impressive: These guys continue to amaze with their excellent music. what amazes me is that/it amazes me that: What amazes me is that they …

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  • 14 amaze */ — UK [əˈmeɪz] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms amaze : present tense I/you/we/they amaze he/she/it amazes present participle amazing past tense amazed past participle amazed to surprise someone very much, especially by being very… …

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  • 15 amaze — a|maze [əˈmeız] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: amasian, from an unrecorded masian to confuse ] to surprise someone very much = ↑astonish ▪ Dave amazed his friends by suddenly getting married. it amazes sb how/what etc ▪ It still amazes me how much …

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  • 16 amaze — 1. verb /əˈmeɪz/ To fill with wonder and surprise; to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex. [Fear] amazeth many men that are to speak or show themselves in public assemblies, or before some great personages [...]. See Also: amazing, amazement 2 …

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  • 17 amaze — See amaze, astonish, surprise …

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  • 18 amaze — [[t]əme͟ɪz[/t]] amazes, amazing, amazed VERB If something amazes you, it surprises you very much. [V n] He amazed us by his knowledge of Welsh history... The Riverside Restaurant promises a variety of food that never ceases to amaze! [Also it V n …

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  • 19 amaze — verb (T) to make someone very surprised: Dave amazed his friends by suddenly getting married. | Their loyalty never ceases to amaze me …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 amaze — I. verb (amazed; amazing) Etymology: Middle English amasen, from Old English āmasian, from ā (perfective prefix) + *masian to confuse more at abide Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. obsolete bewilder, perplex …

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