Bemuse meaning

bĭ-myo͝oz
The definition of bemuse is to confuse someone.

An example of bemuse is when you behave in an erratic or surprising way so that your boyfriend or girlfriend never understands what to expect of you.

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To cause to be bewildered; confuse.
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To plunge in thought; preoccupy.
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(archaic, humorous) To devote to the Muses.
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To occupy the attention of; absorb or engross.

The book bemused him for days.

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(usage problem) To cause to be mildly or wryly amused.
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To muddle or stupefy.
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Origin of bemuse

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

    From Wiktionary