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Bewilder

To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
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Puzzle

A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge. In a puzzle, the solver is expected to put pieces together in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct or fun solution of the puzzle.
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Bewilder

To cause to lose one's bearings; disorient
"The whirling snow bewildered him" (May Kellogg Sullivan).
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Puzzle

Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
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Bewilder

(transitive) To confuse, disorientate, or puzzle someone, especially with many different choices.
All the different possible options may bewilder us.
Don’t push me into that maze and bewilder me.
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Puzzle

Something that baffles or confuses; an enigma
The puzzle of the author's true identity.
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Bewilder

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

The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment
I'm really in a puzzle over how this happened.
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Bewilder

Be a mystery or bewildering to;
This beats me!
Got me--I don't know the answer!
A vexing problem
This question really stuck me
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Puzzle

To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
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Bewilder

Cause to be confused emotionally
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Puzzle

To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study
He puzzled out the significance of the statement.
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Puzzle

To be perplexed.
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Puzzle

To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.
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Puzzle

Anything that is difficult to understand or make sense of.
Where he went after he left the house is a puzzle.
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Puzzle

A game for one or more people that is more or less difficult to work out or complete.
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Puzzle

A crossword puzzle.
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Puzzle

A jigsaw puzzle.
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Puzzle

A riddle.
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Puzzle

(archaic) Something made with marvellous skill; something of ingenious construction.
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Puzzle

The state of being puzzled; perplexity.
To be in a puzzle
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Puzzle

(transitive) To perplex, confuse, or mystify; to cause (someone) to be faced with a mystery, without answers or an explanation.
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Puzzle

(intransitive) To think long and carefully, in bewilderment.
We puzzled over the curious-shaped lock, but were unable to discover how the key should be inserted.
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Puzzle

(transitive) To make intricate; to entangle.
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Puzzle

Something which perplexes or embarrasses; especially, a toy or a problem contrived for testing ingenuity; also, something exhibiting marvelous skill in making.
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Puzzle

The state of being puzzled; perplexity; as, to be in a puzzle.
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Puzzle

To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.
A very shrewd disputant in those points is dexterous in puzzling others.
He is perpetually puzzled and perplexed amidst his own blunders.
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Puzzle

To make intricate; to entangle.
They disentangle from the puzzled skein.
The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate,Puzzled in mazes, and perplexed with error.
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Puzzle

To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; - followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.
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Puzzle

To be bewildered, or perplexed.
A puzzling fool, that heeds nothing.
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Puzzle

To work, as at a puzzle; as, to puzzle over a problem.
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Puzzle

A particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution;
He loved to solve chessmate puzzles
That's a real puzzler
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Puzzle

A toy that tests your ingenuity
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Puzzle

Be a mystery or bewildering to;
This beats me!
Got me--I don't know the answer!
A vexing problem
This question really stuck me
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Puzzle

Be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide;
We puzzled over her sudden departure
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