Definition of 'confuse'
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Rest assured that you are not the only one who is confused. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I get the two women confused sometimes. The Sun (2016)This produces an infrared image that blends in with its surroundings and confuses enemy detection devices. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They are totally confused by the two sides of the argument. The Sun (2016)You are not the only ones to be confused about how much it costs to download music. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The situation was further confused by the parents announcing that they had decided to part. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It will only confuse or embarrass your male colleagues. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)Lawyers said that the difference could confuse companies wishing to settle bribery cases. Times, Sunday Times (2010)People get the two of us confused all the time. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You are not the only one who is confused. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The situation might have been further confused by local government reorganisation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its lawyers insist it would be easy to confuse the two. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Those that involve close friends or loved ones are confusing enough. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The assertion that tighter motoring law is tantamount to dictatorship is further confused by a paradox. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Is it any wonder the public are confused when two sets of crime figures produce different results? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some people miss out on care and support simply because they end up confused and bewildered by the process. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They only confuse the issues further. Behind Closed Doors - advice for families with violence in the home (1988)She is confused, bewildered and despairing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Confused and embarrassed, he searched for something else to say. BomberHe has gone from sublime form at the end of 2012 to looking confused and bewildered. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I was embarrassed and confused by their reaction. The Sun (2014)Our physical differences confused me. The Sun (2015)I wish people would expect the unexpected, to be confused and bewildered. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And many, many wars were won because the music confused the enemy, although we were outnumbered. Christianity Today (2000)What happened to this mother is tragic, and right now she'll be feeling bewildered and confused. The Sun (2008)I was embarrassed and confused. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'confuse'
British English: confuse /kənˈfjuːz/ VERB
If you confuse two things, you get them mixed up, so that you think one is the other.
I can't see how anyone could confuse you two!
- American English: confuse
- Arabic: يُرْبِكُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: confundir
- Chinese: 搞乱
- Croatian: pobrkati
- Czech: poplést
- Danish: forvirre
- Dutch: verwarren
- European Spanish: confundir
- Finnish: sekoittaa
- French: confondre
- German: verwechseln
- Greek: συγχέω
- Italian: confondere
- Japanese: 困惑させる
- Korean: 혼동하다
- Norwegian: forvirre
- Polish: zmylić
- European Portuguese: confundir
- Romanian: a încurca
- Russian: путать
- Spanish: confundir
- Swedish: förvirra
- Thai: สับสน
- Turkish: karıştırmak fikir
- Ukrainian: плутати
- Vietnamese: nhầm lẫn
Definition of confuse from the Collins English Dictionary
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