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Thursday, January 2

Wilder

[WIL-dər]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Unknown, early 17th century

1.

(with object) to cause to be lost

2.

(without object) to be lost

Examples of Wilder in a sentence

"The guide was using an old map and quickly wildered his companions. "

"It can be an adventure to wilder in a new city, as long as you find your hotel at the end of the day."

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About Wilder

There’s no confusion present with this verb. Wilder is a regular verb, conjugated to wilders, wildering, and wildered.

Did you Know?

You might be more familiar with a derivative of wilder, the verb bewilder. The origin of wilder is unknown, but you won’t get lost by following the path to the words wild and wilderness.

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