bedazzle vs dazzle what difference

what is difference between bedazzle and dazzle

English

Etymology

be- +‎ dazzle

Pronunciation

  • (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɪˈdæzl̩/
  • Rhymes: -æzəl
  • Hyphenation: be‧daz‧zle

Verb

bedazzle (third-person singular simple present bedazzles, present participle bedazzling, simple past and past participle bedazzled)

  1. (transitive) To confuse or disarm by dazzling.
  2. (transitive, informal) To decorate with sequins or other sparkly material; to bespangle.

Derived terms

  • bedazzlement
  • vajazzle


English

Etymology

daze +‎ -le, a frequentative form.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdæzəl/
  • Rhymes: -æzəl

Verb

dazzle (third-person singular simple present dazzles, present participle dazzling, simple past and past participle dazzled)

  1. (transitive) To confuse the sight of by means of excessive brightness.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To render incapable of thinking clearly; to overwhelm with showiness or brilliance.
    Synonyms: impress, overpower
  3. (intransitive) To be overpowered by light; to be confused by excess of brightness.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

dazzle (countable and uncountable, plural dazzles)

  1. A light of dazzling brilliancy.
  2. (figuratively) Showy brilliance that may stop a person from thinking clearly.
  3. (uncommon) A herd of zebra.
    • 1958, Laurens Van der Post, The lost world of the Kalahari: with the great and the little memory (1998 David Coulson edition):
      We were trying to stalk a dazzle of zebra which flashed in and out of a long strip of green and yellow fever trees, with an ostrich, its feathers flared like a ballet skirt around its dancing legs, on their flank, when suddenly []
  4. (uncountable) Dazzle camouflage.

Synonyms

  • (group of zebras): herd, zeal.

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