confuse: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kun-fyz'), [key]
— -fused, -fus•ing.
  1. to perplex or bewilder: The flood of questions confused me.
  2. to make unclear or indistinct: The rumors and angry charges tended to confuse the issue.
  3. to fail to distinguish between; associate by mistake; confound: to confuse dates; He always confuses the twins.
  4. to disconcert or abash: His candor confused her.
  5. to combine without order; jumble; disorder: Try not to confuse the papers on the desk.
  6. to bring to ruin or naught.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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