HyperDic: bedevil

English > 2 senses of the word bedevil:
VERBemotionbedevil, torment, rag, crucify, dun, frustratetreat cruelly
cognitionbedevil, confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, confound, discombobulatebe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
bedevil > pronunciation
Soundsbihdeh'vahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > bedevil: 2 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningtreat cruelly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymstorment, rag, crucify, dun, frustrate
Narrowerhamstringmake ineffective or powerless
maddenDrive up the wall
persecute, oppressCause to suffer
tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguerannoy persistently
Broaderharass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provokeannoy continually or chronically
Spanishatormentar, frustrar, martirizar, torturar
Catalanfrustrar, martiritzar, torturar, turmentar
Nounsbedevilmentthe act of harassing someone
English > bedevil: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe performance is likely to bedevil Sue
Synonymsconfuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, confound, discombobulate
Narrowerdemoralizeconfuse or put into disorder
disorient, disorientateCause to be lost or disoriented
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundBe a mystery or bewildering to
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar toconfuse, flurry, disconcert, put offCause to feel embarrassment
Spanishaturdir, confundir, dejar perplejo, desorientar, tirar
Catalanconfondre, deixar perplex, desconcertar, desorientar, embolicar, embrollar, ofuscar, tirar, torbar

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