blind - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleblinding
past tenseblinded
past participleblinded
  1. 1
    to damage someone’s eyes so that they are unable to see again

    She was blinded in a car crash at the age of 21.

    1. a.
      to make someone unable to see for a short time

      The low sun blinded her as she drove up the hill.

      For a moment he was blinded by tears.

  2. 2
    to prevent someone from realizing or admitting the truth about something

    The crowd was blinded by his rhetoric.

    blind someone to something:

    Her hatred blinded her to the fact that Joe could have helped her.