Definition of amaze in English:

amaze

Pronunciation /əˈmāz/ /əˈmeɪz/

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transitive verb

[with object]
  • Surprise (someone) greatly; fill with astonishment.

    ‘she amazed doctors by fighting back when her deteriorating condition caused her to suffer heart failure’
    • ‘he has been amazed by the quality of the employees at the bank’
    • ‘The program will surprise, delight and astonish and amaze you with its quality and range of styles.’
    • ‘Football's incredible ability to throw up surprises never ceases to amaze me.’
    • ‘It will undoubtedly stun and amaze you to know that my fashion sense has always been a bit dodgy.’
    • ‘He had brought the pictures for us to see and other ones that would totally shock and amaze you.’
    • ‘It amazes her that there is no union or association for models.’
    • ‘It amazes me that somebody can say very little, and not very loudly at all, and everyone listens to what she has to say.’
    • ‘What amazes me is that the President himself is not clamoring for an investigation.’
    • ‘What amazes me about this interview is that he sees everything so clearly.’
    • ‘When I put that in some perspective, it amazes me that I took so long to return.’
    • ‘It always amazes me how anybody can overlook the basic truths about America.’
    • ‘It amazes me that it has taken so long for this matter to come to court, when it has for many years been a contentious issue.’
    • ‘It amazes me how integral someone's personality is to our perception of them as individuals.’
    • ‘His ability to keep working amazes his friends and his optimism about life and its gifts is exemplary.’
    • ‘It amazes him how people get seduced by the bogus trappings of fame.’
    • ‘It amazes me that we are right in the heart of the city centre, while simultaneously being away from it all.’
    • ‘It amazes me how common sense never prevails in situations like this.’
    • ‘What amazes me is that it doesn't happen more often - that other people don't stand their ground.’
    • ‘Wayne has performed many times and each time he amazes audiences with his vocals.’
    • ‘Mrs. Johnson’s mouth dropped open in amazed disbelief.’
    • ‘All I could do was smile and shake my head in amazed disbelief.’
    astonish, astound, surprise, bewilder, stun, stagger, flabbergast, nonplus, shock, startle, shake, stop someone in their tracks, stupefy, leave open-mouthed, leave aghast, take someone's breath away, dumbfound, daze, benumb, perplex, confound, dismay, disconcert, shatter, take aback, jolt, shake up
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Origin

Old English āmasian, of unknown origin.