amaze, astonish, astound(verb)
affect with wonder
"Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"
to stun; to render senseless, as by a blow
to strike with sudden fear, terror, or wonder; to amaze; to surprise greatly, as with something unaccountable; to confound with some sudden emotion or passion
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
as-ton′ish, v.t. to impress with sudden surprise or wonder: to amaze: (Shak.) to stun—older form Aston′y, whence the p.adj. Aston′ied, dazed, bewildered, greatly astonished.—Aston′, Astun′, Astoned′, Astunned′, are obsolete.—p.adj. Aston′ished, amazed: (obs.) stunned.—adj. Aston′ishing, very wonderful, amazing.—adv. Aston′ishingly.—n. Aston′ishment, amazement: wonder: a cause for astonishment. [From the earlier form, Astone; O. Fr. estoner; L. attonāre, to strike with a thunderbolt.]
The numerical value of astonish in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of astonish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
I shall be breakfasted before you are afield. In short, I shall astonish you all.
The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could believe, until it was too late, how heartless and greedy they were.
The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.
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- أذهل, ذهلArabic
- учудвам, удивлявамBulgarian
- σοκάρω, εκπλήσσω, αποσβολώνω, [[αφήνω]] [[άναυδοςGreek
- asombrar, sorprender, pasmarSpanish
- مبهوت کردنPersian
- hämmästyttää, ällistääFinnish
- surprendre, étonnerFrench
- surprizegar, astonarIdo
- sorprendere, stupireItalian
- pasmar, surpreenderPortuguese
- удивля́ть, изумля́ть, удиви́ть, изуми́тьRussian
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