[v] make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"
[v] make unclear or incomprehensible; "The new tax return forms only confuse"
[v] 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"
[v] mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
[v] assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
[v] cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
bedevil, befuddle, confound, discombobulate, disconcert, flurry, fox, fuddle, jumble, mistake, mix up, put off, throw