confuses

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Confuse \Con*fuse"\, adjective [F. confus, L. confusus, p. p. of confundere. See {Confound}.] Mixed; confounded. [Obs.] --Baret.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Confuse \Con*fuse"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Confused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confusing}.]

1. To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.

A universal hubbub wild Of stunning sounds and voices all confused. --Milton.

2. To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.

Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse A life that leads melodious days. --Tennyson.

Confused and sadly she at length replied. --Pope.

Syn: To abash; disorder; disarrange; disconcert; confound; obscure; distract. See {Abash}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

confuse

verb

1: mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary" [syn: {confuse}, {confound}]

2: 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" [syn: {confuse}, {throw}, {fox}, {befuddle}, {fuddle}, {bedevil}, {confound}, {discombobulate}]

3: cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her" [syn: {confuse}, {flurry}, {disconcert}, {put off}]

4: assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence" [syn: {jumble}, {confuse}, {mix up}]

5: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions" [syn: {confuse}, {blur}, {obscure}, {obnubilate}]


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