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Definition of confuse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    confuse somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they confuse
    he / she / it confuses
    past simple confused
    -ing form confusing
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  1. 1to make someone unable to think clearly or understand something They confused me with conflicting accounts of what happened.
  2. 2confuse A and/with B to think wrongly that someone or something is someone or something else synonym mix up People often confuse me and my twin sister. Be careful not to confuse quantity with quality.
  3. 3confuse something to make a subject more difficult to understand His comments only served to confuse the issue further.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: confuse