What does confuse mean?

Definitions for confuse
kənˈfyuzcon·fuse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confuse, confound(verb)

    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, 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"

  3. confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off(verb)

    cause to feel embarrassment

    "The constant attention of the young man confused her"

  4. jumble, confuse, mix up(verb)

    assemble without order or sense

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

  5. confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate(verb)

    make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

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

Wiktionary

  1. confuse(Verb)

    To thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder.

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

  2. confuse(Verb)

    To rout; discomfit.

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

  3. confuse(Verb)

    To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.

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

  4. confuse(Verb)

    To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.

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

  5. confuse(Verb)

    To mistake one thing for another.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confuse(adj)

    mixed; confounded

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

  2. Confuse(verb)

    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

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

  3. Confuse(verb)

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

    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

How to pronounce confuse?

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How to say confuse in sign language?

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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. Seth Rogen:

    There’s tons of stuff from the comic that Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon hope to include, for people who know the comics, there are all sorts of Easter eggs … that don’tobviously confuse people that are just coming to the show for the first time.

  2. Mohsin Ali Shaukat:

    Confusion is like a delusion, it's like dust covering the mirror of your real potentials and identity followed by your true belief system by turning it out into negative one which makes your self-image blur so you feel low and dull to perform anything bigger, somehow it kills the fruits of all your efforts unexpectedly, it has an ability to blow your flame of passion..... there are a lot of sources you will find around, stay away from anyone who makes you confuse, anything, person, ideology or belief any source that makes you feel like that, stay away from it, leave it and live your real life.”

  3. Andrew Nosal:

    We wanted to kind of confuse the sharks. We did n’t want the sharks retracing their steps and finding their way back.

  4. Harry S Truman:

    If you cannot convince them, confuse them.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A wise does not confuse between the crowd of people seen around a person and his/her actual supporter numbers in the mob but the fools do.

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