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BEWILDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bewilder mean? 

BEWILDER (verb)
  The verb BEWILDER has 2 senses:

1. be a mystery or bewildering to
2. cause to be confused emotionally

  Familiarity information: BEWILDER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEWILDER (verb)


Sense 1bewilder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a mystery or bewildering to

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

perplex; mystify; puzzle; flummox; dumbfound; bewilder; baffle; nonplus; stupefy; amaze; gravel; vex; pose; stick; beat; get

Context examples:

This beats me! / Got me--I don't know the answer! / a vexing problem / This question really stuck me

Hypernyms (to "bewilder" is one way to...):

bedevil; befuddle; confound; confuse; discombobulate; fox; fuddle; throw (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bewilder"):

mix up; stump (cause to be perplexed or confounded)

riddle (set a difficult problem or riddle)

elude; escape (be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will bewilder him
The good news will bewilder her
The performance is likely to bewilder Sue


Sense 2bewilder [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be confused emotionally

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

bemuse; discombobulate; bewilder; throw

Hypernyms (to "bewilder" is one way to...):

discomfit; discompose; disconcert; untune; upset (cause to lose one's composure)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will bewilder him
The good news will bewilder her
The performance is likely to bewilder Sue


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