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confuse



verb
1. mistake one thing for another (Freq. 10)
- you are confusing me with the other candidate
- I mistook her for the secretary
Syn:
confound
Derivationally related forms:
confusion
Hypernyms:
mistake, misidentify
Verb Group:
blur, obscure, obnubilate, jumble, mix up
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s something PP
2. be confusing or perplexing to;
cause to be unable to think clearly (Freq. 5)
- These questions confuse even the experts
- This question completely threw me
- This question befuddled even the teacher
Syn:
throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil,
confound, discombobulate
Derivationally related forms:
discombobulation (for: discombobulate), befuddlement (for: befuddle), confusion
Hypernyms:
be
Hyponyms:
demoralize, perplex, vex, stick, get,
puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder,
flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound,
disorient, disorientate
Verb Group:
flurry, disconcert, put off
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
3. cause to feel embarrassment
- The constant attention of the young man confused her
Syn:
flurry, disconcert, put off
Derivationally related forms:
disconcertment (for: disconcert), disconcertion (for: disconcert), confusion
Hypernyms:
embarrass, abash
Hyponyms:
fluster, bother, distract, deflect
Verb Group:
throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil,
confound, discombobulate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- The bad news will confuse him
- The good news will confuse her
- The performance is likely to confuse Sue
4. assemble without order or sense
- She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence
Syn:
jumble, mix up
Derivationally related forms:
confusion, jumble (for: jumble)
Hypernyms:
assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
Hyponyms:
addle, muddle, puddle
Verb Group:
confound
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
5. make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
- Her remarks confused the debate
- Their words obnubilate their intentions
Syn:
blur, obscure, obnubilate
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Hyponyms:
muddy
Verb Group:
confound
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

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