Verb amaze has 2 senses
  1. amaze, astonish, astound - affect with wonder; "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"
    --1 is one way to surprise
    Derived form: noun amazement1
    Sample sentences:
    The good news will amaze her
    The performance is likely to amaze Sue
  2. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
    --2 is one way to confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will amaze him
    The good news will amaze her