What does confuse mean?

Definitions for confuse
kənˈfyuzcon·fuse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confuse, confoundverb

    mistake one thing for another

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

  2. 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"

  3. confuse, flurry, disconcert, put offverb

    cause to feel embarrassment

    "The constant attention of the young man confused her"

  4. jumble, confuse, mix upverb

    assemble without order or sense

    "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"

  5. confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilateverb

    make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

    "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"

Wiktionary

  1. confuseverb

    To thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder.

  2. confuseverb

    To rout; discomfit.

  3. confuseverb

    To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.

  4. confuseverb

    To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.

  5. confuseverb

    To mistake one thing for another.

  6. Etymology: Back formation from Middle English confused ("frustrated, ruined"), from confus, from confusus, past participle of confundō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confuseadjective

    mixed; confounded

  2. Confuseverb

    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

  3. Confuseverb

    to perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession

  4. Etymology: [F. confus, L. confusus, p. p. of confundere. See Confound.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Confuse

    kon-fūz′, v.t. to pour or mix together so that things cannot be distinguished: to throw into disorder: to perplex.—v.i. to be confused.—adj. Confused′, perplexed: disordered.—adv. Confus′edly, in a confused manner: disorderly.—ns. Confus′edness, state of being confused: disorder; Confū′sion, the state of being confused: disorder: shame: overthrow: perplexity: embarrassment: turmoil.—adj. Confū′sive. [A doublet of Confound.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'confuse' in Verbs Frequency: #953

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of confuse in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Mind is a whole ocean of thoughts The mind is a whole ocean of thoughts, consisting of various thoughts of all lives. The subconscious mind keeps in itself a whole life of various thoughts. This is a whole era of lived lives. An epic and a great tale of life experiences. An ocean that contains pearls of value at the bottom of the ocean. A man is like a hermit crab traveling at the bottom of the ocean of his thoughts. On the surface there is a storm of despair, and in the depths there is silence and the darkness of oblivion. How exactly the personality of a person is revealed who comprehends himself in an abundance of thoughts. And thoughts become personalities and the whole chorus becomes a single voice of an aria about suffering. The cries of the soul that celebrate this life about life experience. In a person there is a whole ocean of life, undisclosed personalities and their destinies. One person eats another and this is how the confrontation occurs. 2. Only the philosophy of goodness and light, the philosophy of nobility will cure times. 3. Loneliness is insensibility, you start living in the present. 4. The night that hides the secrets of depression and despondency and loneliness, everything is hidden in darkness, pain is felt in it, the red color of fornication in which people and life can be lost like a fog hidden in the smoke of thought, each one is in himself and it is shown that each is in his own dimension. Life is oblivion in which a person plunges into indifference. 5. Since people are now driven by cyber instincts and cyber ego gigantism. We are distracted from life itself. 6. Sometimes it seems because of de ja vu and the akasha chronicle you are in the same life because of the karmic workings of many lives. It's like watching the same movie over and over again. And after a cell or two cell viewing, you finally understand the meaning of the film, what is the meaning of life, you understand and feel eternity, that you are just a spectator in this eternity. 7. 1. Chemistry and radiation and the physics of manipulation leading to a dubious future. All this, all this nonsense accelerates the conveyor belt to the coffin. 2. People trample each other in the mud, in this way fertilize the earth with corpses. They do this to break through empty promises to the top. Walking up the mountains of corpses. 3. We love a person through intuition denying reality. Love is unconscious. 8. Thoughts are a complex labyrinth that sometimes leads in a vicious circle and we get lost in ourselves. This is how we get lost in life itself. And here the compass intuition with the arrow of conscience can help. We draw moves and paths that confuse us even more. The labyrinth of the subconscious is a complex and completely paradoxical path of egoism. 9. You will be much happier if you live in reality, but not in the reality of people, but in the reality of life created by God and nature. 10. People want to do evil through politeness and diplomacy. 11. This is such a lubrication through politeness, they are trying to make everything adequate, so madness and paradox turn into the norm, turning you into inadequacy. The preponderance of diplomacy, which helps to achieve their own self-interest. A person is trying to achieve his goal, not justice. 12. An unkissed virgin is a sex toy that is not taken out of its packaging and is eventually sent to a museum of funny exhibits. 13. 1. When you lose your beloved woman, your heart freezes. And it turns into waiting in the void. You are waiting for someone who will not come. That same woman. The loss of a beloved woman is like death. Darkness in eternity and emptiness. The whole world seems cold and empty. And I want to freeze the whole world. And nothing can comfort the soul except the presence of the beloved woman who, like a breath, refreshed the air of life. And life and reality seem so cold and empty. Everything freezes and only a warm ray of hope can comfort you in the darkness of loneliness. It's so cold and empty and dark. You freeze in the cryogenic freeze of loneliness in anticipation of better times. 2. Happiness is fragmentary, in certain periods of the timing of the film of fate. 3. The script of life is carefully directed by the higher powers. 4. The time loop is the romance of the quantum echo of reincarnation nostalgia. 5. Selfishness multiplies philosophy, this is how life forms multiply. 14. 1. A pocket watch is like a compass of awareness, like a phoenix that turns evolution to dust and generates a new branch. 2. Applying new strokes of colors of lies, new theories and hypotheses paint over the previous picture of the world. 3. The real most vulnerable point of genetics. 15. Noir reality, neon blues of romance, saxophone sounds in silence, and reality whispers in my head. Life is fornication and neon is like an electric trap for insects, we are burned about our desires. We wander among paradoxes, and the emptiness of materialism is like a drug for some people. Neon illusions. An abundance of illusions. Wealth leading to oblivion. Advertising lights as guides to emptiness. We forget who we are. We plunge into the depths of the amnesia of illusion. Life is the philosophical romance of emptiness. All this is so beautiful from the outside, like a neon show concert that lures obedient masses of people. Depressive blues where, among the nonsense, we seek meaning. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has truly own mind can only find the news, which is worth watching and/or reading; other people can follow anything and confuse themselves and their compatible fellow anyway.

  3. Gina Sam:

    You eventually confuse the muscles in the rectum and anal sphincter and develop constipation.

  4. Geoff Duncan:

    We’re going to see a rally show up that’s once again going to confuse Georgians and who knows what Donald Trump’s gonna say.

  5. Michael J. Fox:

    I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for perfection is God's business.

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