amaze

[uh-meyz]
verb (used with object), amazed, amazing.
1.
to overwhelm with surprise or sudden wonder; astonish greatly.
2.
Obsolete. to bewilder; perplex.
verb (used without object), amazed, amazing.
3.
to cause amazement: a new art show that delights and amazes.
noun
4.
Archaic. amazement.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English amasen, Old English āmasian to confuse, stun, astonish. See a-3, maze


1. astound, dumfound, stun, flabbergast. See surprise.
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amaze (əˈmeɪz)
 
vb
1.  to fill with incredulity or surprise; astonish
2.  an obsolete word for bewilder
 
n
3.  an archaic word for amazement
 
[Old English āmasian]

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amaze
early 13c., amasian "stupefy, make crazy," from a-, probably used here as an intensive prefix, + -masian, related to maze (q.v.). Sense of "overwhelm with wonder" is from 1590s.
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Example sentences
It never ceases to amaze me the lengths people will go to in search of freedom.
She stood over six feet tall and had enough bulk and muscle to amaze audiences
  with her prowess.
Often dogs need do no more than be their simple selves to amaze and beguile us.
On the contrary, it often gave him pleasure to amaze and shock them.
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