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  Definition of confuse
  1. mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
  2. make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
  3. make unclear or incomprehensible; "The new tax return forms only confuse"
  4. 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"
  5. assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
  6. cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
Similar Words: confound, blur, obscure, obnubilate, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, discombobulate, jumble, mix up, flurry, disconcert, put off

 

Hyponyms: muddy, demoralize, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, disorient, disorientate, addle, muddle, puddle, fluster, bother, distract, deflect

 

Grouped Verbs: blur, obscure, obnubilate, jumble, mix up, confound, flurry, disconcert, put off, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, discombobulate

 

Derivational Morphology: confusion, mix-up, discombobulation, bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement, mental confusion, confusedness, disarray, clutter, jumble, muddle, mare's nest, welter, smother, patchwork, hodgepodge, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment

 

 
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