- 1confound somebody to confuse and surprise someone synonym baffle The sudden rise in share prices has confounded economists.
- 2confound somebody/something to prove someone or something wrong to confound expectations She confounded her critics and proved she could do the job.
- 3confound somebody (old-fashioned) to defeat an enemy Idioms
NAmE//kənˈfaʊnd//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they confound
he / she / it confounds
past simple confounded
-ing form confounding
used to show that you are angry about something/with someone
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