bewilder

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

Origin:
1675–85; be- + wilder (v.)


mystify, nonplus, confuse, daze, confound, stagger, muddle.
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bewilder (bɪˈwɪldə)
 
vb
1.  to confuse utterly; puzzle
2.  archaic to cause to become lost
 
[C17: see be-, wilder]
 
bewilderment
 
n

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bewilder
1680s, from be- "thoroughly" + archaic wilder "lead astray, lure into the wilds," probably a back-formation of wilderness. An earlier word with the same sense was bewhape (early 14c.). Related: Bewildering.
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Example sentences
Together they manage to excite and bewilder practically all concerned.
Academic homonyms bewilder prospective students and bookies alike.
Still, there will be plenty of others with the skills to bewilder and beguile.
The many facets of characterization and the varied steps required to express
  them could bewilder dancers.
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