confuse  

  • Pronunciation of confuse: K AH0 N F Y UW1 Z (kən'fjuz)

  • Number of syllables of confuse: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of confuse

  • Definition of confuse

    • (v): mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"  
    • (v): make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"  
    • (v): make unclear or incomprehensible; "The new tax return forms only confuse"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"  
    • (v): cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"  
  • Examples of confuse

    • Sometimes, people confuse negativity for maliciousness.  
    • Beware the temptation to confuse the two people.  
    • I instead used humour and whimsy to confuse him.  
    • To claim otherwise is to confuse the archivist with the archives.  
    • The new wording is likely to confuse the readership.  
    • I agree that the cute metaphorical title can confuse the issue.  
    • The noncombatant version and War Merit Cros also confuse the issue.  
    • The short excerpts confuse the issue.  
    • Let us not confuse credibility with fallibility.  
    • The goal here is to confuse and outmaneuver the predator.  

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