To lead into perplexity or confusion in terms of not enough a plain way to perplex with mazes or in general to perplex or confuse considerably
- reason enough to be confused emotionally
- be a mystery or bewildering to
- To lead into perplexity or confusion, as for hope of a ordinary path; to perplex with mazes; or perhaps in basic, to perplex or confuse greatly.
1680s, from be- "thoroughly" + archaic wilder "lead astray, appeal in to the wilds," most likely a back-formation of wilderness. A youthful term with similar feeling ended up being bewhape (early 14c.). Associated: Bewildered; bewildering; bewilderingly.
(v. t.) To guide into perplexity or confusion, for aim of an ordinary road; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or confuse significantly.
Feints were also to be carried out at other localities so as to bewilder the defenders.