besot vs stupefy what difference

what is difference between besot and stupefy

English

Etymology

From be- +‎ sot. Compare to Middle English assoten, assotten (to act foolishly; fall madly in love, become infatuated).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɒt

Verb

besot (third-person singular simple present besots, present participle besotting, simple past besotted, past participle besotted or besotten)

  1. (transitive) To muddle, stupefy, or cause to act foolishly, as with alcoholic liquor or infatuation.
    • April 2003, Robert Sheckley, “Legend of Conquistadors”, Fantasy & Science Fiction: Volume 104, Issue 4; page 50
      You expect me and my men to besot ourselves with your drugs, …

Derived terms

  • besotted, besotten
  • besottedness

Translations

Anagrams

  • Tebos, beots, boets, botes, tobes


English

Etymology

From Middle French stupéfier, from Latin stupefaciō (strike dumb, stun with amazement, stupefy), from stupeō (I am stunned, speechless) (English stupid, stupor) + faciō (do, make).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈst(j)upəˌfaɪ/, /ˈstʃupəˌfaɪ/

Verb

stupefy (third-person singular simple present stupefies, present participle stupefying, simple past and past participle stupefied)

  1. (transitive) To dull the senses or capacity to think thereby reducing responsiveness; to dazzle or stun.

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