- (transitive) to perplex, confuse (someone)
The explanation left him completely befuddled.
- (transitive) to stupefy someone, especially with alcohol
1983, Basile Kerblay, Modern Soviet Society, page 290:
- ... to the American and French alcoholics, who drink in order to get drunk and befuddle the brain
- See also Thesaurus:confuse
perplex or confuse