Synonyms for Surprises:

v.

alarms (verb)
alerts, frightens, scares, startles, shocks, dismays, signals, alarms, Panics.
amazes (verb)
amazes, astonishes, astounds, overwhelms, dazes, dazzles, stuns, bewilders, Impresses.
surprises (verb)
jolts, catches unawares, takes aback.

Usage examples for surprises

  1. You often speak Of friendship with such men of holiness As much surprises me. – Mr. Faust by Arthur Davison Ficke
  2. Necessarily it would be the greatest of surprises – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. It surprises me very often when I hear good Christian people talk about Christ's entrance into this world, Christ's coming to save this world. – Addresses by Phillips Brooks