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[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"

Misc. Definitions

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

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