Definitions for: Confuse


[v] make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"
[v] make unclear or incomprehensible; "The new tax return forms only confuse"
[v] be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
[v] mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
[v] assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
[v] cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*fuse", a. [F. confus, L. confusus, p. p. of
confundere. See Confound.]
Mixed; confounded. [Obs.] --Baret.


Con*fuse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confused; p. pr. &
vb. n. Confusing.]
1. To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished;
to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or
obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.

A universal hubbub wild Of stunning sounds and
voices all confused. --Milton.

2. To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose
self-possession.

Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse A life that
leads melodious days. --Tennyson.

Confused and sadly she at length replied. --Pope.

Syn: To abash; disorder; disarrange; disconcert; confound;
obscure; distract. See Abash.

Synonyms: bedevil, befuddle, confound, discombobulate, disconcert, flurry, fox, fuddle, jumble, mistake, mix up, put off, throw

See Also: abash, addle, alter, amaze, assemble, baffle, be, beat, bewilder, bother, change, construe, deflect, demoralize, disorient, disorientate, distract, dumbfound, embarrass, flummox, fluster, get, gravel, interpret, muddle, muddy, mystify, nonplus, perplex, piece, pose, puddle, put together, puzzle, see, set up, stupefy, tack, tack together, vex

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