Definitions for (verb) confuse

Main entry: confound, confuse

Definition: mistake one thing for another

Usage: you are confusing me with the other candidate; I mistook her for the secretary


Main entry: obnubilate, obscure, confuse, blur

Definition: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

Usage: Her remarks confused the debate; Their words obnubilate their intentions


Main entry: throw, bedevil, befuddle, discombobulate, confound, confuse, fox, fuddle

Definition: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

Usage: These questions confuse even the experts; This question completely threw me; This question befuddled even the teacher


Main entry: confuse, mix up, jumble

Definition: assemble without order or sense

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


Main entry: flurry, put off, disconcert, confuse

Definition: cause to feel embarrassment

Usage: The constant attention of the young man confused her