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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 somebody/something up (with somebody/something) 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