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AMAZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amaze mean? 

AMAZE (verb)
  The verb AMAZE has 2 senses:

1. affect with wonder
2. be a mystery or bewildering to

  Familiarity information: AMAZE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMAZE (verb)


Sense 1amaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affect with wonder

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

amaze; astonish; astound

Context example:

Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

Hypernyms (to "amaze" is one way to...):

surprise (cause to be surprised)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "amaze"):

dazzle (amaze or bewilder, as with brilliant wit or intellect or skill)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The good news will amaze her
The performance is likely to amaze Sue


Sense 2amaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a mystery or bewildering to

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

nonplus; baffle; bewilder; dumbfound; flummox; puzzle; perplex; mystify; stupefy; amaze; gravel; vex; pose; stick; beat; get

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "amaze" is one way to...):

bedevil; befuddle; confound; confuse; discombobulate; fox; fuddle; throw (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "amaze"):

mix up; stump (cause to be perplexed or confounded)

riddle (set a difficult problem or riddle)

elude; escape (be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will amaze him
The good news will amaze her


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