Amaze vs Amate - What's the difference?

amaze | amate |

In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between amaze and amate

is that amaze is (obsolete) to terrify, to fill with panic while amate is (obsolete) to be a mate to; to match.

As verbs the difference between amaze and amate

is that amaze is (obsolete) to stupefy; to knock unconscious while amate is (label) to dishearten, dismay or amate can be (obsolete) to be a mate to; to match.

As nouns the difference between amaze and amate

is that amaze is while amate is paper produced from the bark of adult ficus trees.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (obsolete) To stupefy; to knock unconscious.
  • (obsolete) To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze.
  • * Shakespeare
  • a labyrinth to amaze his foes
  • (obsolete) To terrify, to fill with panic.
  • *, New York Review Books 2001, p.261:
  • [Fear] amazeth many men that are to speak or show themselves in public assemblies, or before some great personages […].
  • To fill with wonder and surprise; to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex.
  • He was amazed when he found that the girl was a robot.
  • * Bible, Matthew xii. 23
  • And all the people were amazed , and said, Is not this the son of David?
  • * Goldsmith
  • Spain has long fallen from amazing Europe with her wit, to amusing them with the greatness of her Catholic credulity.
  • To undergo amazement; to be astounded.
  • Noun

  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , I.ii:
  • All in amaze he suddenly vp start / With sword in hand, and with the old man went [...].
  • * 1891 , (Mary Noailles Murfree), In the "Stranger People's" Country , Nebraska 2005, p. 103:
  • Shattuck looked at him in amaze .
  • * 1985 , (Lawrence Durrell), Quinx'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 1361:
  • She took the proffered cheque and stared at it with puzzled amaze , dazed by her own behaviour.



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) papel .


    (en noun)
  • Paper produced from the bark of adult Ficus trees.
  • An art form based on Mexican bark painting from the Otomi culture.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) amater, amatir.


  • (label) To dishearten, dismay.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • The Silures, to amate the new general, rumoured the overthrow greater than was true.
  • * , I.i:
  • Shall I accuse the hidden cruell fate, / And mightie causes wrought in heauen aboue, / Or the blind God, that doth me thus amate , / For hoped loue to winne me certaine hate?
  • * 1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), XI, xii:
  • Upon the walls the pagans old and young / Stood hush'd and still, amated and amazed.
  • * , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.230:
  • For the last, he will be much amazed, he will be much amated .
  • * c.1815 , (John Keats), "To Chatterton":
  • Thou didst die / A half-blown flow'ret which cold blasts amate .

    Etymology 3



  • (obsolete) To be a mate to; to match.
  • (Spenser)


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