Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To cause to be bewildered; confuse.
  • transitive verb To occupy the attention of; absorb or engross.
  • transitive verb Usage Problem To cause to be mildly or wryly amused.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To put into a muse or reverie; confuse; muddle; stupefy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, as with liquor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To confuse or bewilder.
  • verb archaic, humorous To devote to the Muses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb cause to be confused emotionally

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From be- +‎ muse. In meaning, influenced by bemaze.

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