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Amuse vs Bemuse

Amuse means to entertain. (see aslo: Amuse vs Divert vs Entertain vs Recreate)

  • His jokes still amuse us, even though we’ve heard them all.
  • It amused him to think that they were probably talking about him at that very moment.
  • I'm sure I'll be able to amuse myself for a few hours.

Bemuse means to bewilder, confuse, or stupefy. (see also: Daze vs Stun vs Bemuse vs Stupefy vs Benumb vs Paralyze vs Petrify)

  • The change in tactics appears to bemuse our opponents.
  • The sheer quantity of detail would bemuse even the most clear-headed author.