Confuse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kənˈfjuːz|  American pronunciation of the word confuse
Brit.  |kənˈfjuːz|  British pronunciation of the word confuse
- mistake one thing for another (syn: confound)
- be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly (syn: bedevil, befuddle, confound, fox, fuddle, throw)
These questions confuse even the experts
- cause to feel embarrassment (syn: disconcert, flurry, put off)
The constant attention of the young man confused her
- assemble without order or sense (syn: jumble, mix up)
- make unclear, indistinct, or blurred (syn: blur, obscure)
Her remarks confused the debate

Examples

The general was trying to confuse the enemy.

The new evidence only confused matters further.

You must be confusing me with someone else.

I always confuse him with his brother.

We in reality confuse wealth with money.

The teacher confused the student with too many questions.

I understand the text but the diagrams are confusing me.

People might well confuse the two products.

I always confuse you with your sister - you look so alike.

Donald Regan, not to be confused with former President Ronald Reagan

These questions confuse even the experts

The constant attention of the young man confused her

Her remarks confused the debate

The issue is poverty, not race: to talk about race is simply to confuse the issue.

Be sure to carefully label the switches so that you don't confuse them.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: confuse
he/she/it: confuses
present participle: confusing
past tense: confused
past participle: confused
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