Etymology
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amaze (v.)

"overwhelm or confound with sudden surprise or wonder," 1580s, a back-formation from Middle English amased "stunned, dazed, bewildered," (late 14c.), earlier "stupefied, irrational, foolish" (c. 1200), from Old English amasod, from a- (1), probably used here as an intensive prefix, + *mæs (see maze). Related: Amazed; amazing.

updated on September 18, 2022

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Definitions of amaze from WordNet

amaze (v.)
affect with wonder;
Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!
Synonyms: astonish / astound
amaze (v.)
be a mystery or bewildering to;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.