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See definition of confuse on Dictionary.com
  • verbbewilder someone
  • verbmix up; involve

synonyms for confuse

  • amaze
  • astonish
  • baffle
  • befuddle
  • bemuse
  • complicate
  • confound
  • daze
  • demoralize
  • disconcert
  • disorient
  • distract
  • embarrass
  • fluster
  • frustrate
  • involve
  • misinform
  • mislead
  • mortify
  • muddle
  • mystify
  • obscure
  • perplex
  • perturb
  • puzzle
  • trouble
  • unsettle
  • upset
  • worry
  • abash
  • addle
  • becloud
  • bedevil
  • cloud
  • clutter
  • darken
  • discomfit
  • discompose
  • discountenance
  • faze
  • fog
  • fuddle
  • nonplus
  • rattle
  • shame
  • stump
  • unhinge
  • lead astray
  • mess up
  • render uncertain
  • stir up
  • throw off
  • throw off balance
See also synonyms for: confused / confuses / confusing
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antonyms for confuse

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  • aid
  • assist
  • calm
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • encourage
  • enlighten
  • expect
  • explain
  • explicate
  • facilitate
  • help
  • illuminate
  • order
  • please
  • settle
  • soothe
  • support
  • organize
  • separate
  • clarify
  • arrange
  • clean up
  • separate
  • divide
  • untwist
  • order
  • clear up
  • neaten
  • tidy
  • untangle
  • exclude
  • organize
  • explain
  • enlighten
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How to use confuse in a sentence

Upside down and confused, the owl relaxed its wings, and I used my free arm to tuck them first against its body and then the body against me as though holding a swaddled newborn child.
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These products could confuse consumers into accidentally ingesting a potentially deadly product.
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Now, they are swimming in confusing murky waters when it comes to making decisions.
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Proponents of the change argue that being associated with China has become problematic during the coronavirus pandemic because border agents tend to confuse them with citizens of communist China where Covid-19 is believed to have originated from.
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Even the Democratic activists and insiders I spoke with who strongly support the party’s historical role in advancing underrepresented groups emerged from the 2016 election frightened and confused by its results.
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In fact, when she has put the priority question to corporate leaders, they’re often confused by it.
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I think a lot of consumers have confused ideas about journalism and think it’s supposed to be resistance-y.
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Have you ever found yourself scrolling through social media, confused by all of the new slang out there.
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Weightlessness also confuses the gravity-­sensing vestibular organs in the inner ear that play a role in balance and motor control.
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What most psychologists study, these days, are traits — although traits and types are often confused, which leads to fundamental misunderstandings about personality.
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WORDS RELATED TO CONFUSE

  • alarm
  • argue
  • arouse
  • bug
  • bug up
  • burn up
  • confuse
  • craze
  • debate
  • discompose
  • disconcert
  • discuss
  • dispute
  • disquiet
  • distract
  • disturb
  • egg on
  • examine
  • excite
  • ferment
  • flurry
  • fluster
  • get to
  • incite
  • inflame
  • make flip
  • move
  • perturb
  • psych
  • rouse
  • ruffle
  • spook
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • trouble
  • turn on
  • unhinge
  • upset
  • ventilate
  • work up
  • worry
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