Definition of 'confound'
Video: pronunciation of 'confound'
Example sentences containing 'confound'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
These and many individual experiences prove that human beings often confound expectations. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Oil prices have often confounded economic forecasters. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But these terms are often confounded and are taken one for the other. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)Why have those early predictions been confounded? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The scale and pace of technological progress continues to confound predictions. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)It is one of the real pleasures of the lower leagues that expectations are very often confounded in the most dramatic of manners. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So to confound sceptics, this week offers two outstanding dramas. Times, Sunday Times (2015)More importantly, it was the confounding of all sceptics. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They confuse and they confound. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No one has lost money in recent times betting that Britain's house prices will confound predictions of gloom and keep motoring ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'confound'
Used Occasionally. confound is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'confound'
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.
Definition of confound from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.