- 1[transitive, intransitive] dazzle (somebody) if a strong light dazzles you, it is so bright that you cannot see for a short time synonym blind He was momentarily dazzled by the strong sunlight.
- 2[transitive] dazzle somebody to impress somebody a lot with your beauty, skill, etc. He was dazzled by the warmth of her smile. She knows a lot of famous people and tried to dazzle me with their names. Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘be dazzled’): frequentative of the verb daze.
BrE BrE//ˈdæzl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzl//[often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dazzle
BrE BrE//ˈdæzl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzl//he / she / it dazzles
BrE BrE//ˈdæzlz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzlz//past simple dazzled
BrE BrE//ˈdæzld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzld//past participle dazzled
BrE BrE//ˈdæzld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzld//-ing form dazzling
BrE BrE//ˈdæzlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdæzlɪŋ//