bewilder, baffle, amaze, confuse, astonish, startle, mix up, astound, perplex, surprise, mystify, flummox, boggle the mind, be all Greek to (informal), dumbfound, nonplus, flabbergast (informal)
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- British English: confound VERB
If someone or something confounds you, they make you feel surprised or confused, often by showing you that your opinions or expectations of them were wrong.He momentarily confounded his critics by his cool handling of the crisis.
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