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bewilder

[ bih-wil-der ]
/ bɪˈwɪl dər /
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verb (used with object)
to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex: These shifting attitudes bewilder me.
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Origin of bewilder

First recorded in 1675–85; be- + wilder1
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British Dictionary definitions for bewilder

bewilder
/ (bɪˈwɪldə) /

verb (tr)
to confuse utterly; puzzle
archaic to cause to become lost

Derived forms of bewilder

bewilderment, noun

Word Origin for bewilder

C17: see be-, wilder
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