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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-fownd′, v.t. to overthrow, defeat: to mingle so as to make the parts indistinguishable: to throw into disorder: to perplex: to astonish.—p.adj. Confound′ed, confused: astonished: (coll.) consummate, egregious (a term of disapprobation).—advs. Confound′edly (coll.), hatefully, shamefully: cursedly; Confound′ingly, astonishingly.—Confound you, an execration or curse. [O. Fr. confondre—L. confundĕre, -fusum—con, together, fundĕre, to pour.]
The numerical value of confound in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of confound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- засрамвам, слисвам, проклинам, обърквам, осуетявам, влошавам, шашкамBulgarian
- verschlimmern, verwirren, verschlechternGerman
- empeorar, confundirSpanish
- kirota, saattaa hämilleen, hämmästyttää, sekoittaaFinnish
- rugla, bæta gráu ofan á svart, gera vont verra, niðurlægjaIcelandic
- verslaan, verwarrenDutch
- piorar, confundirPortuguese
- сбивать с толку, посрамлять, проклинать, смешивать, путать, ухудшатьRussian
- afallatmak, kafasını karıştırmak, şaşırtmakTurkish
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