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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amaze, astonish, astoundverb

    affect with wonder

    "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"

  2. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundverb

    be a mystery or bewildering to

    "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"


  1. amazenoun

    Amazement, astonishment.

  2. amazeverb

    To stupefy; to knock unconscious.

  3. amazeverb

    To terrify, to fill with panic.

  4. amazeverb

    To fill with wonder and surprise; to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex.

    He was amazed when he found that the girl was a robot.

  5. Etymology: From amasen, from amasian, from a- + * from *, from mas-, from mā-. Akin to masa, μάτη, μέμαα. More at automatic.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Amazenoun

    Astonishment; confusion, either of fear or wonder.

    Etymology: from the verb amaze.

    Fairfax, whose name in arms thro’ Europe rings,
    And fills all mouths with envy or with praise,
    And all her jealous monarchs with amaze,
    And rumours loud. John Milton, Paradise Regained.

    Meantime the Trojan cuts his wat’ry way,
    Fix’d on his voyage thro’ the curling sea,
    Then casting back his eyes with dire amaze,
    Sees, on the Punick shore, the mounting blaze. Dryden.

  2. To AMAZEverb

    Etymology: from a and maze, perplexity.

    Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them, and they shall tremble at every moment; every man for his own life in the day of the fall. Ezek. xxxii. 10.

    Go, heav’nly pair, and with your dazling virtues,
    Your courage, truth, your innocence and love,
    Amaze and charm mankind. Edmund Smith, Phædr. and Hippol.

    That cannot choose but amaze him. If he be not amazed, he will be mocked; if he be amazed, he will every way be mocked. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amazeverb

    to bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze

  2. Amazeverb

    to confound, as by fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly

  3. Amazeverb

    to be astounded

  4. Amazeverb

    bewilderment, arising from fear, surprise, or wonder; amazement

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amaze

    a-māz′, v.t. to confound with surprise or wonder.—n. astonishment: perplexity (much less common than Amaze′ment).—adv. Amaz′edly, with amazement or wonder.—n. Amaze′ment, Amaz′edness (rare), surprise mingled with wonder: astonishment.—p.adj. Amaze′ing, causing amazement, astonishment: astonishing.—adv. Amaz′ingly. [Pfx. a-, and Maze.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amaze in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amaze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of amaze in a Sentence

  1. Marie Yovanovitch:

    Thus, perhaps, it was not surprising, that when our anti-corruption efforts got in the way of a desire for profit or power, Ukrainians who preferred to play by the old, corrupt rules sought to remove me. What continues to amaze me is that they found Americans willing to partner with them and, working together, they apparently succeeded in orchestrating the removal of a U.S. ambassador.

  2. Vickie Henry of Maggie:

    The beauty of Assateague never fails to amaze me.

  3. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations:

    It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinions than our own.

  4. Paul Azinger:

    Jordan Spieth continues to amaze, i don't know if anybody would have even thought Rory McIlroy would ever see anybody like Jordan Spieth with that maturity at such a young age.

  5. John Kilduff:

    The part of the report that continues to amaze is the domestic production number, which showed a small rise, despite the ever-plunging rig count.

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