Amaze vs Bewonder - What's the difference?
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
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(obsolete) To stupefy; to knock unconscious.
(obsolete) To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze.
(obsolete) To terrify, to fill with panic.
*, New York Review Books 2001, p.261:
- a labyrinth to amaze his foes
To fill with wonder and surprise; to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex.
- [Fear] amazeth many men that are to speak or show themselves in public assemblies, or before some great personages […].
* Bible, Matthew xii. 23
- He was amazed when he found that the girl was a robot.
- And all the people were amazed , and said, Is not this the son of David?
To undergo amazement; to be astounded.
- Spain has long fallen from amazing Europe with her wit, to amusing them with the greatness of her Catholic credulity.
* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , I.ii:
* 1891 , (Mary Noailles Murfree), In the "Stranger People's" Country , Nebraska 2005, p. 103:
- All in amaze he suddenly vp start / With sword in hand, and with the old man went [...].
* 1985 , (Lawrence Durrell), Quinx'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 1361:
- Shattuck looked at him in amaze .
- She took the proffered cheque and stared at it with puzzled amaze , dazed by her own behaviour.
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