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Confuse Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    confuse v
  1. mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary" [syn: confound]
  2. 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" [syn: throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate]
  3. cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her" [syn: flurry, disconcert, put off}]
  4. assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence" [syn: jumble, mix up}]
  5. make unclear or incomprehensible; "The new tax return forms only confuse"
  6. make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions" [syn: blur, obscure, obnubilate]
Confuse Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Confuse \Con*fuse"\, a. [F. confus, L. confusus, p. p. of confundere. See Confound.] Mixed; confounded. [Obs.] --Baret.
Confuse Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Confuse \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
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Confuse'

Confusion (from Latin confusĭo, -ōnis, noun of action from confundere "to pour together", also "to confuse") of a pathological degree usually refers to loss of orientation (ability to place oneself correctly in the world by time,

Confusion may result from a relatively sudden brain dysfunction. Acute confusion is often called delirium (also called acute confusional state), although delirium also includes a broader array of disorders than confusion, e.g. inability to focus attention and various impairments in awareness and temporal and spatial orientation.

Confusion may also result from chronic organic brain pathologies such as dementia. In either case, confusion is usually associated with some degree of loss of ability to focus attention, but (as noted) the association is not invariable, especially for lesser degrees of impairment.

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* Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. - Dwight D Eisenhower

* Never confuse movement with action. - Ernest Hemingway

* Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Confuse Sample Sentences in News

  • Monkey Cage: Don’t confuse the map with the territory
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  • Congress making false, baseless allegations with intention to confuse voters: BJP
    New Delhi, Apr 15 : Hitting back at both Congress and its vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the BJP today said Congress is making false and baseless allegations with the intention to confuse the voters and Mr Gandhi should do his homework properly before pointing fingers at others. Read more on this news related to 'Confuse'
  • 'Rahim didn't confuse House with assumption'
    PARLIAMENT Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia today ruled that Deputy Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Bakri "did not confuse the House" by making an "assumption" that the Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) has assumed that the MH370 turn-back was ordered by the control tower. Abdul Rahim ( right ) on March 26 had said that the RMAF did not act Read more on this news related to 'Confuse'

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