Definitions for confoundkɒnˈfaʊnd, kən-; for 6 usu. ˈkɒnˈfaʊnd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•foundkɒnˈfaʊnd, kən-; for 6 usu. ˈkɒnˈfaʊnd(v.t.)
to perplex or amaze; bewilder; confuse.
to throw into confusion or disorder.
to throw into increased confusion or disorder.
to treat or regard erroneously as identical; mix or associate by mistake:
truth confounded with error.
to mingle so that the elements cannot be distinguished or separated.
to damn (used in mild imprecations):
to contradict or refute.
to put to shame; abash.
Archaic. to defeat or overthrow. to bring to ruin or naught.
Origin of confound:
1250–1300; ME < AF confoundre < L confundere to mix
confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate(verb)
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"
mistake one thing for another
"you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
a confounding variable
To confuse; to mix up; to puzzle.
To fail to see the difference; to mix up; to confuse right and wrong.
To make something worse.
Don't confound the situation by yelling.
To cause to be ashamed; to abash.
His actions confounded the skeptics.
To defeat, to frustrate, to thwart.
To damn (mild oath).
To bring to ruination.
To stun, amaze
Origin: From cunfundre, from confondre.
to mingle and blend, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse
to mistake for another; to identify falsely
to throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay
to destroy; to ruin; to waste
Translations for confound
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to puzzle and surprise greatly.
- verbyster, fnuikAfrikaans
- يُربِك، يُحيّر، يُذهِلArabic
- confundirPortuguese (BR)
- ohromit, zmástCzech
- μπερδεύω, εκπλήσσωGreek
- گیج کردن؛ حیرت زده کردنFarsi
- हक्का-बक्का करनाHindi
- pomiješati, pobrkati, zamijenitiCroatian
- rugla; gera höggdofaIcelandic
- 당황하게 하다Korean
- pritrenkti, priblokštiLithuanian
- apmulsināt; izjauktLatvian
- forvirre, gjøre målløsNorwegian
- گیج کردن؛ حیرت زده کردنPersian
- ګډوډ كول: مغشوش كول: وار خطا كولPashto
- a ului, a lăsa perplexRomanian
- сбивать с толкуRussian
- förbrylla, göra häpenSwedish
- 使困惑Chinese (Trad.)
- уражати, бентежитиUkrainian
- گڈ مڈ کرناUrdu
- làm bối rốiVietnamese
- 使惊惶Chinese (Simp.)
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