astonish


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a·ston·ish

 (ə-stŏn′ĭsh)
tr.v. as·ton·ished, as·ton·ish·ing, as·ton·ish·es
To fill with sudden wonder or amazement. See Synonyms at surprise.

[Alteration of Middle English astonen, from Old French estoner, from Vulgar Latin *extonāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin tonāre, to thunder; see (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots.]

a·ston′ish·ing·ly adv.

astonish

(əˈstɒnɪʃ)
vb
(tr) to fill with amazement; surprise greatly
[C15: from earlier astonyen (see astonied), from Old French estoner, from Vulgar Latin extonāre (unattested) to strike with thunder, from Latin tonāre to thunder]

as•ton•ish

(əˈstɒn ɪʃ)

v.t.
to fill with sudden and overpowering surprise or wonder.
[1525–35; Middle English astonyen, astonen, probably < dial. Old French *astoner, Old French estoner < Vulgar Latin *extonāre, for Latin attonāre to strike with a thunderbolt <at- at- + tonāre to thunder]
as•ton′ish•er, n.

astonish


Past participle: astonished
Gerund: astonishing

Imperative
astonish
astonish
Present
I astonish
you astonish
he/she/it astonishes
we astonish
you astonish
they astonish
Preterite
I astonished
you astonished
he/she/it astonished
we astonished
you astonished
they astonished
Present Continuous
I am astonishing
you are astonishing
he/she/it is astonishing
we are astonishing
you are astonishing
they are astonishing
Present Perfect
I have astonished
you have astonished
he/she/it has astonished
we have astonished
you have astonished
they have astonished
Past Continuous
I was astonishing
you were astonishing
he/she/it was astonishing
we were astonishing
you were astonishing
they were astonishing
Past Perfect
I had astonished
you had astonished
he/she/it had astonished
we had astonished
you had astonished
they had astonished
Future
I will astonish
you will astonish
he/she/it will astonish
we will astonish
you will astonish
they will astonish
Future Perfect
I will have astonished
you will have astonished
he/she/it will have astonished
we will have astonished
you will have astonished
they will have astonished
Future Continuous
I will be astonishing
you will be astonishing
he/she/it will be astonishing
we will be astonishing
you will be astonishing
they will be astonishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been astonishing
you have been astonishing
he/she/it has been astonishing
we have been astonishing
you have been astonishing
they have been astonishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been astonishing
you will have been astonishing
he/she/it will have been astonishing
we will have been astonishing
you will have been astonishing
they will have been astonishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been astonishing
you had been astonishing
he/she/it had been astonishing
we had been astonishing
you had been astonishing
they had been astonishing
Conditional
I would astonish
you would astonish
he/she/it would astonish
we would astonish
you would astonish
they would astonish
Past Conditional
I would have astonished
you would have astonished
he/she/it would have astonished
we would have astonished
you would have astonished
they would have astonished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.astonish - affect with wonderastonish - 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"

astonish

verb amaze, surprise, stun, stagger, bewilder, astound, daze, confound, stupefy, boggle the mind, dumbfound, flabbergast (informal) Her dedication astonishes me.

astonish

verb
To impress strongly by what is unexpected or unusual:
Idioms: catch unawares, take aback.
Translations
يُدهِشُيُذهِل، يُدهِش
udivit
forbløffeforbavse
hämmästyttää
iznenaditi
gera furîu lostinn
驚かす
놀라게 하다
nustebimasnustebinti
pārsteigt
udiviť
presenetiti
förvåna
ทำให้แปลกใจ
şaşırtmakhayrete düşürmek
làm kinh ngạc

astonish

[əˈstɒnɪʃ] VTasombrar, pasmar
you astonish me! (iro) → ¡no me digas!, ¡vaya sorpresa!

astonish

[əˈstɒnɪʃ] vtétonner, stupéfier

astonish

vterstaunen, überraschen; you astonish me! (iro)das wundert mich aber! (iro), → was du nicht sagst! (iro); to be astonishederstaunt or überrascht sein; I am astonished or it astonishes me that …ich bin erstaunt or es wundert mich, dass …; I am astonished to learn that …ich höre mit Erstaunen or Befremden (geh), → dass …

astonish

[əˈstɒnɪʃ] vtstupire, meravigliare
you astonish me! → ma chi l'avrebbe mai detto!
I was astonished to learn that ... → fui sorpreso nell'apprendere che...

astonish

(əˈstoniʃ) verb
to surprise greatly. I was astonished by his ignorance.
aˈstonishing adjective
an astonishing sight.
aˈstonishment noun
To my astonishment she burst into tears.

astonish

يُدهِشُ udivit forbløffe erstaunen καταπλήσσω asombrar hämmästyttää étonner iznenaditi stupire 驚かす 놀라게 하다 verbazen forbause zadziwić pasmar ошеломлять förvåna ทำให้แปลกใจ şaşırtmak làm kinh ngạc 惊讶
References in classic literature ?
I don't know what, but I'm on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all some day.
She was a restless, headstrong girl, even then, who liked to astonish her friends.
It was as if what I had yearned for had come at last only to astonish me.
Planters, who have money to make by it,--clergymen, who have planters to please,--politicians, who want to rule by it,--may warp and bend language and ethics to a degree that shall astonish the world at their ingenuity; they can press nature and the Bible, and nobody knows what else, into the service; but, after all, neither they nor the world believe in it one particle the more.
If I should find this well dry and no explanation of it, I could astonish these people most nobly by having a person of no especial value drop a dynamite bomb into it.
Tom's excitement enabled him to keep awake until a pretty late hour, and he had good hopes of hearing Huck's "maow," and of having his treasure to astonish Becky and the picnickers with, next day; but he was dis- appointed.
It would astonish one, unaccustomed to a slave- holding life, to see with what wonderful ease a slave- holder can find things, of which to make occasion to whip a slave.
There was nothing in all this either to astonish or interest, and it caught Emma's attention only as it united with the subject which already engaged her mind.
If airs and graces make an actress, ma'am, Magdalen's performance will astonish us all.