confound definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause to become confused or perplexed. See Synonyms at puzzle.
    • To don't distinguish; mix-up: confound fiction and reality.
    • to produce (something bad) worse: Try not to confound the issue by dropping your temper.
    • To cause to-be embarrassed; abash: an invention that confounded the skeptics.
    • To damn.
    • To irritate: insignificant demands that confounded the peace speaks.
    • Archaic to create to ruination.
    • To socialize and mix, in order that varying elements can't be distinguished; to confuse.
    • To mistake for the next; to spot falsely.
    • To put into confusion or condition; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay.
    • To destroy; to spoil; to waste.
  • verb:
    • To confuse; to mix up; to puzzle.
    • To are not able to begin to see the huge difference; to mix up; to confuse correct and wrong.
    • which will make something worse.
    • resulting in becoming embarrassed; to abash.
    • To beat, to irritate, to thwart.
    • To damn (a mild oath).
    • To bring to ruination.
    • To stun, amaze
    • be confusing or perplexing to; reason to be unable to think clearly
    • error one thing for another
  • noun:
    • a confounding adjustable
  • others:
    • To socialize confusedly collectively; mix indiscriminately, to make certain that people, components, or elements cannot be distinguished; throw into disorder; mistake.
    • to take care of or respect mistakenly as identical: combine or associate by mistake.
    • To throw into confusion; perplex with sudden disruption, horror, or shock; stupefy with amazement.
    • To destroy; bring to naught; overthrow; harm; spoil.
    • Hence such interjectional expressions as confound it! confound the fellow! which are relics for the fuller imprecations, Jesus confound it! Jesus confound the fellow ! etc.
    • To waste or invest uselessly, as time.
    • Synonyms See list under confuse. Confuse, etc. See abash.

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