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Definition 1: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred - [verb of cognition]

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

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

Synonyms for confuse in the sense of this definition

(confuse 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 confuse ) cause to become muddy

"These data would have muddied the prediction"

(confuse 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 2: mistake one thing for another - [verb of cognition]

Samples where confuse 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 confuse in the sense of this definition

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

"Don't mistake her for her twin sister"

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

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

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

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

Definition 3: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly - [verb of cognition]

Samples where confuse 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 confuse in the sense of this definition

(confuse 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 confuse ) confuse or put into disorder

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

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

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

"The constant attention of the young man confused her"

Definition 4: assemble without order or sense - [verb of creation]

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

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

Synonyms for confuse in the sense of this definition

(confuse is a kind of ...) create by putting components or members together

"She pieced a quilt" "He tacked together some verses" "They set up a committee"

(... is a kind of confuse ) mix up or confuse

"He muddled the issues"

(confuse 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: cause to feel embarrassment - [verb of emotion]

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

  • The constant attention of the young man confused her

Synonyms for confuse in the sense of this definition

(confuse is a kind of ...) cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

(... is a kind of confuse ) cause to be nervous or upset

(... is a kind of confuse ) make confused or perplexed or puzzled

(... is a kind of confuse ) draw someone's attention away from something

"The thief distracted the bystanders" "He deflected his competitors"

(confuse has a similar meaning as ...) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

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

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