Bewilder

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Bewilder

to lead into perplexity or confusion, as for want of a plain path; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or confuse greatly. Lost and bewildered in the fruitless search. (Addison)

Synonym: to perplex, puzzle, entangle, confuse, confound, mystify, embarrass, lead astray.

Origin: Pref. Be- _ wilder.