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Definitions for confound
kɒnˈfaʊnd, kən-; for 6 usu. ˈkɒnˈfaʊndcon·found

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulateverb

    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"

  2. confuse, confoundverb

    mistake one thing for another

    "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"

Wiktionary

  1. confoundnoun

    a confounding variable

    Etymology: From cunfundre, from confondre.

  2. confoundverb

    To confuse; to mix up; to puzzle.

    Etymology: From cunfundre, from confondre.

  3. confoundverb

    To fail to see the difference; to mix up; to confuse right and wrong.

    Etymology: From cunfundre, from confondre.

  4. confoundverb

    To make something worse.

    Don't confound the situation by yelling.

    Etymology: From cunfundre, from confondre.

  5. confoundverb

    To cause to be ashamed; to abash.

    His actions confounded the skeptics.

    Etymology: From cunfundre, from confondre.

  6. confoundverb

    To defeat, to frustrate, to thwart.

    Etymology: From cunfundre, from confondre.

  7. confoundverb

    To damn (mild oath).

    Etymology: From cunfundre, from confondre.

  8. confoundverb

    To bring to ruination.

    Etymology: From cunfundre, from confondre.

  9. confoundverb

    To stun, amaze

    Etymology: From cunfundre, from confondre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confoundverb

    to mingle and blend, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse

  2. Confoundverb

    to mistake for another; to identify falsely

  3. Confoundverb

    to throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay

  4. Confoundverb

    to destroy; to ruin; to waste

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Confound

    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, -fusumcon, together, fundĕre, to pour.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confound in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of confound in a Sentence

  1. Maria Montessori:

    The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.

  2. Xu Hong:

    Actually there are a number of voices of reason on this issue from genuine international law experts who have had some serious and objective comments, but all those comments have been neglected or ignored by some people, some people are trying to change the concept stealthily to confound right and wrong and black and white. They may be able to mislead public opinion for some time but eventually lies are lies and even repeated a thousand times will not become truth.

  3. Maria Montessori:

    The first idea that the child must acquire, in order to be actively disciplined, is that of the difference between good and evil; and the task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility, and evil with activity.

  4. Aelius Donatus:

    Confound those who have said our remarks before us.

  5. Xu Hong:

    Some people are trying to change the concept stealthily to confound right and wrong and black and white. They may be able to mislead public opinion for some time but eventually lies are lies and even repeated a thousand times will not become truth.

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  • حيرةArabic
  • засрамвам, слисвам, проклинам, обърквам, осуетявам, влошавам, шашкамBulgarian
  • verschlimmern, verwirren, verschlechternGerman
  • empeorar, confundirSpanish
  • kirota, saattaa hämilleen, hämmästyttää, sekoittaaFinnish
  • उलझानाHindi
  • rugla, bæta gráu ofan á svart, gera vont verra, niðurlægjaIcelandic
  • confundatLatin
  • verslaan, verwarrenDutch
  • forvirreNorwegian
  • piorar, confundirPortuguese
  • încurcaRomanian
  • сбивать с толку, посрамлять, проклинать, смешивать, путать, ухудшатьRussian
  • fördömaSwedish
  • afallatmak, kafasını karıştırmak, şaşırtmakTurkish
  • الجھاؤUrdu
  • 迷惑Chinese

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