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bewilder

be·wil·der

bewilder

 
pronunciation:
b wIl dr
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bewildered, bewildering, bewilders
definition: to confuse or befuddle, esp. with too many or conflicting alternatives.
The variety of products may bewilder the supermarket shopper.
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synonyms:
baffle, bamboozle, befuddle, buffalo, confound, confuse, mystify, perplex
similar words:
addle, becloud, befog, bemuse, daze, discombobulate, disconcert, dizzy, evade, fog, muddle, nonplus, obfuscate, puzzle, stump, stupefy
derivations: bewilderingly (adv.), bewilderment (n.)
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The word bewilder contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.