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English verb: amaze

1. amaze (cognition) affect with wonder

SamplesYour ability to speak six languages amazes me!.

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

Synonymsastonish, astound

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)surprise

Narrower (hyponym)dazzle

2. amaze (cognition) be a mystery or bewildering to

SamplesThis beats me!.
Got me--I don't know the answer!.
A vexing problem.
This question really stuck me.

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

Synonymsbaffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw

Narrower (hyponym)elude, escape, mix up, riddle, stump

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