Definition of amaze in US English:

amaze

verb

[with object]
  • Surprise (someone) greatly; fill with astonishment.

    ‘he was amazed at how modern everything was’
    with object and clause ‘I was amazed that he could remember me’
    ‘she shook her head in amazed disbelief’
    • ‘What amazes me is that the President himself is not clamoring for an investigation.’
    • ‘It amazes me that somebody can say very little, and not very loudly at all, and everyone listens to what she has to say.’
    • ‘It always amazes me how anybody can overlook the basic truths about America.’
    • ‘He had brought the pictures for us to see and other ones that would totally shock and amaze you.’
    • ‘What amazes me about this interview is that he sees everything so clearly.’
    • ‘It amazes me how integral someone's personality is to our perception of them as individuals.’
    • ‘What amazes me is that it doesn't happen more often - that other people don't stand their ground.’
    • ‘It amazes me that we are right in the heart of the city centre, while simultaneously being away from it all.’
    • ‘It amazes me how common sense never prevails in situations like this.’
    • ‘Mrs. Johnson’s mouth dropped open in amazed disbelief.’
    • ‘His ability to keep working amazes his friends and his optimism about life and its gifts is exemplary.’
    • ‘It amazes me that it has taken so long for this matter to come to court, when it has for many years been a contentious issue.’
    • ‘It will undoubtedly stun and amaze you to know that my fashion sense has always been a bit dodgy.’
    • ‘When I put that in some perspective, it amazes me that I took so long to return.’
    • ‘Football's incredible ability to throw up surprises never ceases to amaze me.’
    • ‘It amazes her that there is no union or association for models.’
    • ‘Wayne has performed many times and each time he amazes audiences with his vocals.’
    • ‘The program will surprise, delight and astonish and amaze you with its quality and range of styles.’
    • ‘All I could do was smile and shake my head in amazed disbelief.’
    • ‘It amazes him how people get seduced by the bogus trappings of fame.’
    astonish, astound, surprise, bewilder, stun, stagger, flabbergast, nonplus, shock, startle, shake, stop someone in their tracks, stupefy, leave open-mouthed, leave aghast, take someone's breath away, dumbfound, daze, benumb, perplex, confound, dismay, disconcert, shatter, take aback, jolt, shake up
    astonished, astounded, staggered, surprised, startled, stunned, thunderstruck, aghast, taken aback, confounded, dumbfounded, stupefied, dazed, nonplussed, dumbstruck, open-mouthed, agape, lost for words, at a loss for words, speechless, wide-eyed, awed, awestruck, wonderstruck, filled with astonishment, filled with amazement, filled with awe, filled with wonder
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Origin

Old English āmasian, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

amaze

/əˈmeɪz//əˈmāz/