- 1. confuse, confound, mistake, misidentify
- usage: mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
- 2. confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate, be
- usage: 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"
- 3. confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off, embarrass, abash
- usage: cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
- 4. jumble, confuse, mix up, assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
- usage: assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
- 5. confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate, change, alter, modify
- usage: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
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- 1. confusing, disorienting (vs. orienting)
- usage: causing confusion or disorientation; "a confusing jumble of road signs"; "being hospitalized can be confusing and distressing for a small child"
- 2. confusing, perplexing, puzzling, unclear (vs. clear)
- usage: lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement"
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