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a·maze

 (ə-māz′)
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
v.tr.
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr.
To cause great wonder or astonishment: a sight that amazes.
n.
Amazement; wonder.

[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·maz′ed·ly (ə-mā′zĭd-lē) adv.
a·maz′ed·ness n.

amaze

(əˈmeɪz)
vb (tr)
1. to fill with incredulity or surprise; astonish
2. an obsolete word for bewilder
n
an archaic word for amazement
[Old English āmasian]

a•maze

(əˈmeɪz)

v. a•mazed, a•maz•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly.
2. Obs. to bewilder; perplex.
v.i.
3. to cause astonishment or amazement: a show that delights and amazes.
n.
4. Archaic. amazement.
[before 1000; Middle English amasen, Old English āmasian to confuse]
a•maz′ed•ly, adv.

amaze

, surprise - Amaze once meant "alarm, terrify," but now means "astonish"; surprise means "meet with suddenly or without warning."
See also related terms for suddenly.

amaze


Past participle: amazed
Gerund: amazing

Imperative
amaze
amaze
Present
I amaze
you amaze
he/she/it amazes
we amaze
you amaze
they amaze
Preterite
I amazed
you amazed
he/she/it amazed
we amazed
you amazed
they amazed
Present Continuous
I am amazing
you are amazing
he/she/it is amazing
we are amazing
you are amazing
they are amazing
Present Perfect
I have amazed
you have amazed
he/she/it has amazed
we have amazed
you have amazed
they have amazed
Past Continuous
I was amazing
you were amazing
he/she/it was amazing
we were amazing
you were amazing
they were amazing
Past Perfect
I had amazed
you had amazed
he/she/it had amazed
we had amazed
you had amazed
they had amazed
Future
I will amaze
you will amaze
he/she/it will amaze
we will amaze
you will amaze
they will amaze
Future Perfect
I will have amazed
you will have amazed
he/she/it will have amazed
we will have amazed
you will have amazed
they will have amazed
Future Continuous
I will be amazing
you will be amazing
he/she/it will be amazing
we will be amazing
you will be amazing
they will be amazing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been amazing
you have been amazing
he/she/it has been amazing
we have been amazing
you have been amazing
they have been amazing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been amazing
you will have been amazing
he/she/it will have been amazing
we will have been amazing
you will have been amazing
they will have been amazing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been amazing
you had been amazing
he/she/it had been amazing
we had been amazing
you had been amazing
they had been amazing
Conditional
I would amaze
you would amaze
he/she/it would amaze
we would amaze
you would amaze
they would amaze
Past Conditional
I would have amazed
you would have amazed
he/she/it would have amazed
we would have amazed
you would have amazed
they would have amazed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.amaze - affect with wonderamaze - affect with wonder; "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"
dazzle - amaze or bewilder, as with brilliant wit or intellect or skill; "Her arguments dazzled everyone"; "The dancer dazzled the audience with his turns and jumps"
surprise - cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me"
2.amaze - be a mystery or bewildering toamaze - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
stump, mix up - cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped her"
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
riddle - set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
elude, escape - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"

amaze

verb astonish, surprise, shock, stun, alarm, stagger, startle, bewilder, astound, daze, confound, stupefy, flabbergast, bowl someone over (informal), boggle someone's mind, dumbfound He amazed us with his knowledge of local history.

amaze

verb
To impress strongly by what is unexpected or unusual:
Idioms: catch unawares, take aback.
noun
The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding:
Archaic: admiration, dread.
Translations
يُدْهِشُيُذْهِل، يُدْهِش
ohromit
forbløffeforbavse
ällistyttää
zapanjiti
vekja furîu
驚かせる
놀라게 하다
apstulbintinuostabanuostabuspriblokštistebinantis
izbrīnītpārsteigt
biti osupelosupniti
förbluffa
ทำให้ประหลาดใจ
şaşırtmakhayrete düşürmek
làm kinh ngạc

amaze

[əˈmeɪz] VTpasmar, asombrar
to be amazed (at)quedar pasmado (de)
I was amazed that I managed to do itestaba asombrado de haberlo conseguido
you amaze me!¡me admiras!, ¡me dejas patidifuso!

amaze

[əˈmeɪz] vt (= astonish) → stupéfier
it amazed us to discover that ... → nous avons été stupéfaits de découvrir que ...
to amaze sb with sth → stupéfier qn avec qch

amaze

vterstaunen, in Erstaunen (ver)setzen; I was amazed to learn that …ich war erstaunt zu hören, dass …, mit Erstaunen hörte ich, dass …; to be amazed at somethingüber etw (acc)erstaunt or verblüfft sein, sich über etw (acc)wundern; you don’t know that, you amaze me!Sie wissen das nicht, das wundert mich aber; no, really? you amaze me (iro)nein wirklich? da bin ich aber erstaunt or Sie setzen mich in Erstaunen; it amazes me to think that only two years ago …es ist erstaunlich, wenn ich denke, dass erst vor zwei Jahren; it amazes me that he doesn’t fallich finde es erstaunlich, dass er nicht fällt
vi his generosity never fails or ceases to amazeseine Großzügigkeit versetzt einen immer wieder in Erstaunen

amaze

[əˈmeɪz] vtstupire, sbalordire
to be amazed (at) → essere sbalordito/a (da)

amaze

(əˈmeiz) verb
to surprise greatly. I was amazed at his stupidity.
aˈmazement noun
great surprise. To my amazement, he had never heard of her.
aˈmazing adjective
an amazing sight.
aˈmazingly adverb

amaze

يُدْهِشُ ohromit forbløffe erstaunen καταπλήσσω asombrar ällistyttää émerveiller zapanjiti sbalordire 驚かせる 놀라게 하다 verbazen forbløffe zdumieć espantar изумлять förbluffa ทำให้ประหลาดใจ şaşırtmak làm kinh ngạc 使吃惊

amaze

vt. asombrar, maravillar, pasmar.
References in classic literature ?
I do not wish to seem inelegant, but this unsightly whale looks much like an amputated sow; and, as for the narwhale, one glimpse at it is enough to amaze one, that in this nineteenth century such a hippogriff could be palmed for genuine upon any intelligent public of schoolboys.
No portents now our foes amaze, Forsaken Israel wanders lone; Our fathers would not know =Thy= ways, And =Thou= hast left them to their own.
And then when the repast is over and the tables removed, for the knight to recline in the chair, picking his teeth perhaps as usual, and a damsel, much lovelier than any of the others, to enter unexpectedly by the chamber door, and herself by his side, and begin to tell him what the castle is, and how she is held enchanted there, and other things that amaze the knight and astonish the readers who are perusing his history.
There is not one of those women, Egyptian, Turkish, or Greek, whom here you call `good women,' who do not know how, by means of chemistry, to stupefy a doctor, and in psychology to amaze a confessor.
We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb.
You amaze me, mademoiselle," she answered, when Adrienne, trembling at her own resolution, ceased speaking.
Achilles turned in amaze, and by the fire that flashed from her eyes at once knew that she was Minerva.
Just you wait a few years, my shining friend, and we'll take steps that will amaze you.
But I understand, Holmes, that you are turning to practical ends those powers with which you used to amaze us?
The isolation of his manner and colour lent him the appearance of a creature from Tophet, who had strayed into the pellucid smokelessness of this region of yellow grain and pale soil, with which he had nothing in common, to amaze and to discompose its aborigines.
Lady Dedlock, I have no occasion to tell you that Sir Leicester is a very proud man, that his reliance upon you is implicit, that the fall of that moon out of the sky would not amaze him more than your fall from your high position as his wife.
She saw the foundations of Baalbec, and Thebes, and Ephesus laid; she saw these villages grow into mighty cities, and amaze the world with their grandeur--and she has lived to see them desolate, deserted, and given over to the owls and the bats.