verb (used with object)

to darken or obscure with clouds.
to make confused: Angry words beclouded the issue.

Origin of becloud

First recorded in 1590–1600; be- + cloud
Related formsun·be·cloud·ed, adjective

Synonyms for becloud Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb (tr)

to cover or obscure with a cloud
to confuse or muddleto becloud the issues
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Word Origin and History for becloud

1590s, from be- + cloud. Figurative sense of "to obscure" is recorded from 1610s. Related: Beclouded; beclouding.

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