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Synonyms of 'bamboozle'

(verb) 
Definition
to cheat
He was bamboozled by conmen.
Synonyms
cheat
He cheated an old woman out of her life savings.
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do (informal)
I'll tell you how they did me.
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kid (informal)
Are you sure you're not kidding me?
I'm just kidding.
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skin (slang)
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trick
He'll be upset when he finds out how you tricked him.
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fool
Art dealers fool a lot of people.
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take in (informal)
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con (informal)
She claimed that a fraudster had conned her out of her life savings.
The British motorist has been conned by the government.
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sting (informal)
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mislead
Ministers knowingly misled the public.
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rip off (slang)
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deceive
He has deceived and disillusioned us all.
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fleece
She claims he fleeced her out of thousands of pounds.
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hoax
He recently hoaxed a number of celebrities.
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defraud
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.
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dupe
Some of the offenders duped the psychologists.
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beguile
He used his newspapers to beguile his readers.
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gull (archaic)
Consumers are no longer so easily gulled into paying extra for a designer label.
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delude
We delude ourselves that we are in control.
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swindle
He swindled investors out of millions of pounds.
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stitch up (slang)
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hoodwink
Many people are hoodwinked by the so-called beauty industry.
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double-cross (informal)
They were frightened of being double-crossed.
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diddle (informal)
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take for a ride (informal)
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do the dirty on (British, informal)
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bilk
trusts that secretly conspired to bilk the public
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pull a fast one on (informal)
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(verb) 
Definition
to confuse
He bamboozled Mercer into defeat.
Synonyms
puzzle
What puzzles me is why nobody has complained before now.
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confuse
Politics just confuses me.
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stump
Well, maybe I stumped you on that one.
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baffle
An apple tree producing square fruit is baffling experts.
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bewilder
The silence from Alexei had hurt and bewildered her.
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confound
For many years medical scientists were confounded by these seemingly contradictory facts.
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perplex
problems that perplexed me
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mystify
There was something strange in her attitude that mystified me.
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befuddle
He liked to befuddle his readers.
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flummox
This system has the potential to flummox most car thieves.
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nonplus

Additional synonyms

in the sense of baffle
Definition
to perplex
An apple tree producing square fruit is baffling experts.
in the sense of befuddle
He liked to befuddle his readers.
in the sense of beguile
Definition
to charm (someone) into doing something he or she would not normally do
He used his newspapers to beguile his readers.
Synonyms
take in,
con (informal),
impose on,
gull (archaic),
take for a ride (informal),

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