amaze

Things that amaze fill you with confusion and mystery — or they just impress you. Either way, amazing things make an impact.

There are two main meanings to amaze. The first has to do with causing a feeling of puzzlement or awe. An impressive magician amazes people with tricks. Anything impressive can also amaze. A great basketball player might amaze you with a rim-rattling dunk or by hitting dozens of free throws in a row. Things that amaze also astound, astonish, and impress. Amazing things are also awesome: in the old of sense "causing awe" and the recent sense of "really cool."

Definitions of amaze
  1. verb
    affect with wonder
    “Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!”
    synonyms: astonish, astound
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    dazzle
    amaze or bewilder, as with brilliant wit or intellect or skill
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    surprise
    cause to be surprised
  2. verb
    be a mystery or bewildering to
    synonyms: baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex
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    mix up, stump
    cause to be perplexed or confounded
    riddle
    set a difficult problem or riddle
    elude, escape
    be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    defy, refuse, resist
    elude, especially in a baffling way
    type of:
    bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw
    be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
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