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Definition of marvel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

marvel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːvl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrvl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they marvel
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːvl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrvl//
 
he / she / it marvels
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːvlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrvlz//
 
past simple marvelled
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrvld//
 
past participle marvelled
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrvld//
 
(US English) past simple marveled
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrvld//
 
(US English) past participle marveled
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːvld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrvld//
 
-ing form marvelling
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːvlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrvlɪŋ//
 
(US English) -ing form marveling
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːvlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrvlɪŋ//
 
Surprise
 
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(marvelling, marvelled, (US English)marveling, marveled) [intransitive, transitive] marvel (at something) | marvel that… | + speech to be very surprised or impressed by something Everyone marvelled at his courage. More Like This Consonant-doubling verbs bob, club, dub, grab, rub, sob, throb kid, nod, pad, plod, prod, shred, skid, thud beg, blog, bug, drag, drug, flag, hug, jog, log, mug, nag, plug bar, confer, infer, occur, prefer, refer, star, stir, transfer acquit, admit, allot, chat, clot, commit, jut, knit, pat, regret, rot, spot, submit (in British English:) appal, cancel, channel, control, counsel, enrol, equal, excel, fuel, fulfil, label, level, marvel, model, pedal, quarrel, signal, travelSee worksheet. See related entries: Surprise Word Origin Middle English (as a noun): from Old French merveille, from late Latin mirabilia, neuter plural of Latin mirabilis ‘wonderful’, from mirari ‘wonder at’.Extra examples Aiden couldn’t help but marvel at the simplicity of the plan. He marvelled at how easy it was to make money. I never cease to marvel at his stupidity. One can only marvel at the way the building has been constructed. We all secretly marvel at his skill.
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