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English verb: disconcert

1. disconcert (emotion) cause to feel embarrassment

SamplesThe constant attention of the young man confused her.

ExamplesThe bad news will disconcert him

Synonymsconfuse, flurry, put off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)abash, embarrass

Narrower (hyponym)bother, deflect, distract, fluster

Verb groupbedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw

2. disconcert (emotion) cause to lose one's composure

ExamplesThe performance is likely to disconcert Sue

Synonymsdiscomfit, discompose, untune, upset

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

Narrower (hyponym)abash, afflict, anguish, bemuse, bewilder, discombobulate, dissolve, embarrass, enervate, faze, hurt, pain, throw, unnerve, unsettle

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