Etymology
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bewilder (v.)

1680s, "confuse as to direction or situation," also, figuratively, "perplex, puzzle, confuse," from be- "thoroughly" + archaic wilder "lead astray, lure into the wilds," which is probably a back-formation from wilderness. An earlier word with the same sense was bewhape (early 14c.) and there is a 17c. use of bewhatle.

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Definitions of bewilder

bewilder (v.)
be a mystery or bewildering to;
bewilder (v.)
cause to be confused emotionally;
Synonyms: bemuse / discombobulate / throw
From wordnet.princeton.edu