Search Result for "amaze":
1. affect with wonder;
- Example: "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"
[syn: amaze, astonish, astound]
2. be a mystery or bewildering to;
- Example: "This beats me!"
- Example: "Got me--I don't know the answer!"
- Example: "a vexing problem"
- Example: "This question really stuck me"
[syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Amaze \A*maze"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Amazed; p. pr. & vb. n. Amazing.] [Pref. a- + maze.] 1. To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A labyrinth to amaze his foes. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To confound, as by fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly. "Amazing Europe with her wit." --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? --Matt. xii. 23. [1913 Webster] Syn: To astonish; astound; confound; bewilder; perplex; surprise. Usage: Amaze, Astonish. Amazement includes the notion of bewilderment of difficulty accompanied by surprise. It expresses a state in which one does not know what to do, or to say, or to think. Hence we are amazed at what we can not in the least account for. Astonishment also implies surprise. It expresses a state in which one is stunned by the vastness or greatness of something, or struck with some degree of horror, as when one is overpowered by the ?normity of an act, etc. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Amaze \A*maze"\, v. i. To be astounded. [Archaic] --B. Taylor. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Amaze \A*maze"\, v. t. Bewilderment, arising from fear, surprise, or wonder; amazement. [Chiefly poetic] [1913 Webster] The wild, bewildered Of one to stone converted by amaze. --Byron. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "amaze": addle, admiration, affect, amazement, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, baffle, bamboozle, beat, bedaze, bedazzle, bewilder, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, buffalo, confound, confoundment, daze, dazzle, dumbfound, dumbfounder, flabbergast, floor, fuddle, get, impress, keep in suspense, lick, marveling, maze, move, muddle, mystify, nonplus, overwhelm, paralyze, perplex, petrify, puzzle, stagger, startle, stick, strike, strike dead, strike dumb, strike with wonder, stump, stun, stupefy, surprise, take aback, throw, touch, wonderment