befog

verb
be·​fog | \ bi-ˈfȯg How to pronounce befog (audio) , -ˈfäg, bē-\
befogged; befogging; befogs

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Synonyms & Antonyms for befog

Synonyms

becloud, blur, cloud, confuse, fog, muddy, obfuscate

Antonyms

clarify, clear (up), illuminate

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Examples of befog in a Sentence

the professor's convoluted explanation only befogged the textbook's presentation of this scientific principle the morning murk befogged our view of the harbor

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This is the point where accidentally interacting with passerby distracted by their smartphones, their attention equally befogged by another kind of augmented reality, could result in a very bad ending. Matt Peckham, Time, "Playing 'Super Mario' in Augmented Reality Looks Dangerous and Delightful," 23 June 2017 The detective blames Nichols, the self-aggrandizing adviser who convinced the Cabazons to build a casino, for conjuring the intrigue that continued to befog the case long after his death. Andrew Rice, WIRED, "The Octopus Conspiracy: One Woman’s Search for Her Father’s Killer," 4 Feb. 2011

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First Known Use of befog

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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