confuse definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause to-be struggling to think with quality or act with cleverness or comprehension; throw off.
    • resulting in to feel embarrassment.
    • To mistake (for the next): puzzled effusiveness with love.
    • To Create opaque; blur: "The old labels ... confuse debate rather than making clear it” ( Christopher Lasch).
    • To assemble without order or sense; jumble.
    • Archaic to carry to ruination.
    • to combine or mix to make certain that things can't be distinguished; to jumble collectively; to confound; to make indistinct or obscure; ; to confuse one's sight.
    • To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to get rid of self-possession.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to make something confusing or incomprehensible: a unique tax code that just further confuses.
  • verb:
    • To thoroughly blend; to confound; to condition.
    • To rout; discomfit.
    • to combine up; to puzzle; to bewilder.
    • to produce uneasy and embarrassed; to embarrass.
    • To mistake something for the next.
    • assemble without purchase or good sense
    • make not clear, indistinct, or blurred
    • cause to feel embarrassment
    • be confusing or perplexing to; reason to be struggling to think clearly
    • blunder a very important factor for another
  • adjective:
    • Mixed; confounded.
  • others:
    • To socialize together, as two or more things, ideas, etc., which are properly split and distinct; combine without purchase or clearness; throw together indiscriminately; derange; disorder; jumble.
    • To perplex or derange the mind or some ideas of; embarrass; disconcert; bewilder; confound.
    • To fuse together; blend into one.
    • To take one idea or thing for the next.
    • In order to become confused; get embroiled.
    • Mixed; confused: as, “a confuse weep,”
    • Perplexed; confounded; disconcerted.

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