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Definition 1: mistake one thing for another - [verb of cognition]

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

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

Synonyms for confound in the sense of this definition

(confound is a kind of ...) identify incorrectly

"Don't mistake her for her twin sister"

(confound has a similar meaning as ...) make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

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

(confound has a similar meaning as ...) assemble without order or sense

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

Definition 2: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly - [verb of cognition]

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

  • These questions confuse even the experts
  • This question completely threw me
  • This question befuddled even the teacher

Synonyms for confound in the sense of this definition

(confound is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of confound ) confuse or put into disorder

"the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"

(... is a kind of confound ) be a mystery or bewildering to

"This beats me!" "Got me--I don't know the answer!" "a vexing problem" "This question really stuck me"

(... is a kind of confound ) cause to be lost or disoriented

(confound has a similar meaning as ...) cause to feel embarrassment

"The constant attention of the young man confused her"

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