Definition of Bemuse

1. Verb. Cause to be confused emotionally. "The performance is likely to bemuse Sue"

Exact synonyms: Bewilder, Discombobulate, Throw
Generic synonyms: Discomfit, Discompose, Disconcert, Untune, Upset
Derivative terms: Bemusement, Discombobulation



Definition of Bemuse

1. v. t. To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, as with liquor.

Definition of Bemuse

1. Verb. (transitive) To confuse or bewilder. ¹

2. Verb. (archaic humorous) To devote to the Muses. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bemuse

1. to confuse [v -MUSED, -MUSING, -MUSES] - See also: confuse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bemuse

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bemurmurs
bemuse (current term)
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Literary usage of Bemuse

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Harper 1985 says that centuries ago amuse and bemuse were synonyms, but that they are no longer. This is not quite accurate. The OED shows that the usual ..."

2. The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany (1829)
"I say fortunately, bemuse it seems probable that the advocates of reform will not cease to urge the suppression of it, until they procure an edict ..."

3. Lectures on Legal History and Miscellaneous Legal Essays by James Barr Ames (1913)
"W.ii, 6, an indictment for robbery was allowed to go on pending an appeal for robbery, bemuse It was not plain that the appeal was for the same robbery; ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Tine temperature of the bemuse- at night should neet fall below ... when the sun is shining amid the bemuse is dry. When the flowers are ready for ..."

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