AskDefine | Define bewilder

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1 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" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
2 cause to be confused emotionally [syn: bemuse, discombobulate, throw]

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be- + wildering


  1. To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things.
    All the different possible options may bewilder us.
  2. To disorientate someone.
    Don't push me into that maze and bewilder me.

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