astonish - definition and synonyms

 
verb [transitive] 

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/əˈstɒnɪʃ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyastonish
he/she/itastonishes
present participleastonishing
past tenseastonished
past participleastonished
  1. to surprise someone very much

    Beth astonished her by refusing to help.

    astonish that:

    It always astonished him that his children were not fonder of their grandfather.