Synonyms for Astonishes:

v.

amazes (verb)
dazes, bewilders, amazes, astounds, overwhelms, dazzles, surprises, stuns, Impresses.
surprises (verb)
jolts, startles, catches unawares, takes aback, shocks.
wonders (verb)
fascinates, marvels, stares, Wonders, gawks, gapes, engrosses.

Usage examples for astonishes

  1. That printers should have lent their aid astonishes me when they are employed by the Assembly to print their laws. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  2. What astonishes me is the absence of life in these waters. – Cities of the Dawn by J. Ewing Ritchie