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Definition 1: a hazy or indistinct representation - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where blur or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it happened so fast it was just a blur
  • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz

Synonyms for blur in the sense of this definition

(blur is a kind of ...) a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

Definition 2: become vague or indistinct - [verb of change]

Samples where blur or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The distinction between the two theories blurred

Synonyms for blur in the sense of this definition

(blur is a kind of ...) become weaker

"The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

(... is a kind of blur ) remove completely from recognition or memory

"efface the memory of the time in the camps"

Definition 3: make dim or indistinct - [verb of change]

Samples where blur or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fog blurs my vision

Synonyms for blur in the sense of this definition

(blur is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(blur causes ...) become vague or indistinct

"The distinction between the two theories blurred"

Definition 4: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred - [verb of cognition]

Samples where blur or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her remarks confused the debate
  • Their words obnubilate their intentions

Synonyms for blur in the sense of this definition

(blur is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of blur ) cause to become muddy

"These data would have muddied the prediction"

(blur has a similar meaning as ...) mistake one thing for another

"you are confusing me with the other candidate" "I mistook her for the secretary"

Definition 5: make a smudge on; soil by smudging - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for blur in the sense of this definition

(blur is a kind of ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

(... is a kind of blur ) smudge again

(... is a kind of blur ) rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape

"The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image"

Definition 6: to make less distinct or clear - [verb of perception]

Samples where blur or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The haze blurs the hills

(blur is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 7: become glassy; lose clear vision - [verb of perception]

Samples where blur or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

Synonyms for blur in the sense of this definition

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