Synonyms of take someone aback in English:

take someone aback

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1‘Joanna was taken aback by the violence of his reaction’

surprise, shock, stun, stagger, astound, astonish, startle, take by surprise
dumbfound, daze, nonplus, stop someone in their tracks, stupefy, take someone's breath away
shake, shake up, jolt, throw, unnerve, disconcert, disturb, disquiet, unsettle, discompose, bewilder
informal flabbergast, knock for six, knock sideways, knock out, floor, strike dumb