bemuse vs amuse : Common Errors in English

About bemuse vs amuse

When you bemuse someone, you confuse them, and not necessarily in anentertaining way. Don’t confuse this word with “amuse.”

bemuse Meaning(s)

  • (v) cause to be confused emotionally

amuse Meaning(s)

  • (v) make (somebody) laugh
  • (v) occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

amuse in News

  1. Location of Apple's spaceship campus featured in new Maps app icon

    Apple enjoys putting little details into its operating systems and apps that delight and amuse the person who takes the time to appreciate the work that went into it. One item noticed yesterday by the folks at 9to5Mac is that the new Maps icon in iOS 7 no longer shows 1 Infinite Loop , instead opting to provide directions around the future location of Apple Campus 2 -- the location where the ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Unofficial Apple Weblog

  2. Dateline Wausau: Retired tumbler revives 25-year-old circus act

    A retired circus tumbler revived his skills to amuse children at the home of his friend Theodore Kohl of Wausau, reported the Wausau Daily Record-Herald on June 11, 1932.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Wausau Daily Herald

  3. Tomorrow’s Belmont Entries

    All horses appear in post position orderFIRST-6 fur; $67,000; alw; 3up PN Horse, Wt.JockeyLast 3TrainerOdds1 Do I Amuse You(L),117D Cohen8-7-1Donato15-12 Rico Capote(L),122E Prado1-7-2Englehrt20-13 Saint Arthur(L),117R Maragh1-2-3C Martin6-14 Cay to Pomeroy(L),117L Saez8-4-6Orseno20-15 Tycoon Cat(L),122J Alvarado3-4-4Jacobson5-16 DehereoftheCat(L),122CVelasquz8-2-6Trombett8-17 Overextended...
    on June 7, 2013 Source: New York Post

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