Amaze vs Bewonder - What's the difference?

amaze | bewonder |

As verbs the difference between amaze and bewonder

is that amaze is (obsolete) to stupefy; to knock unconscious while bewonder is to wonder about; wonder over; wonder at; regard wonderingly; admire.

As a noun amaze

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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.




    (en verb)
  • To wonder about; wonder over; wonder at; regard wonderingly; admire.
  • To fill with wonder or admiration; amaze.
  • *1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), X, xvii:
  • *:The other seeing his astonishment, / How he bewonder'd was, and how he far'd
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