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confuse

564 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[kənfjˈuːz], [kənfjˈuːz], [k_ə_n_f_j_ˈuː_z]
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Synonyms for Confuse:

complicate (verb)

complicate, confound, entangle, involve, perplex, snarl, tangle.

confuse (verb)

baffle, cloud, fluster, misconstrue, mistake, muddle, obscure.

derange (verb)

agitate, blur, botch, capsize, churn, clutter, convulse, derange, disarrange, discompose, dishevel, dislocate, disorder, disorganize, displace, disturb, ferment, hash, jumble, meddle, mess, mislay, misplace, mix-up, muss, perturb, ripple, roil, roughen, ruffle, rummage, rumple, scatter, scramble, swirl, tamper, toss, tousle, trouble, tumble, upset, whip, whisk.

misinterpret (verb)

deform, distort, garble, misinterpret, misquote, misread, misrepresent, misunderstand, twist.

Other synonyms and related words:

Intertwist, abase, abash, abrade, accommodate, addle, addle the wits, affect, agitation, alarm, alienate, amaze, amazing, anarchy, anger, annoy, arduous, arranged, ashame, astonish, astonishing, astound, awkward, badly, baffling, bafflingly, balk, ball up, bamboozle, beat, beaten, becloud, become confused, become glassy, bedaze, bedazzle, bedevil, bedim, bedlamize, befog, befuddle, befuddled, bemuse, bemused, bewilder, bewildered, bewildering, bizarrely, blear, blend, blind, blot out, blow one's mind, blunder, blur distinctions, bog up, boggle, bollix up, booze, bother, bowl over, break in upon, break the ranks, breakdown, bring into disorder, bring up short, buffalo, bug, bungle, burble, burdensome, businesslike, bust, bustle, cancel, cap, cast, cast down, cast-off, catch, cause embarrassment, chagrin, change, chaos, check, circumvent, color, combine, commingle, commotion, complicated, compound, conceal, confounded, confoundedly, confounder, confused, confusing, confusingly, confusion, confute, consternate, consume alcohol, contaminate, contrive, correct, craze, crucify, crush, cryptically, curiously, darken, daze, dazzle, deceive, deceive somebody, decoy, deepen, defer, define, defy, deject, delicate, demanding, demoralise, demoralize, deorganize, depress, destroy, devastate, deviate, difficult, dim, disagreeable, disarray, discombobulate, discomfit, discomfort, discommode, disconcert, disconnect, discountenance, discourage, discreate, disgrace, dishearten, disjoint, dislocation, dismay, disorient, disorientate, disoriented, disquiet, disrupt, disruption, dissociate, distract, distract the mind, distraction, distress, disturbance, disunite, divert, divert the attention, dizzy, dodge, drink, drop, dull, dumbfound, dumfound, dun, elude, embarrass, embarrassing, embrangle, embroil, en regle, encumber, enigmatic, enigmatically, ensnare, ensnarl, equivocate, err, escape, estrange, evade, exchange, excite, excitement, extinguish, fastidious, faze, film over, flabbergast, flip, floor, flummox, flurry, flutter, fog, fog up, foil, fool, foul-up, fox, fragment, frighten, frown down, frustrate, fuddle, fumble, fuss, fuss up, fuzz, get, get confused, get into a muddle, get mixed up, get muddled up, get to, give, glaze over, gnarl, hamper, hard, hardly, harshly, hassle, have, haze over, hedge, hex, hide, hoax, hodgepodge, hold, hold over, hoodwink, hornswoggle, hubbub, huddle, humble, humbug, humiliate, hurl, hustle, identify incorrectly, implicate, impoverish, in apple-pie order, in confusion, in order, in trim, inquisitively, insurgency, insurrection, interchange, interference, interfile, interlace, intermingle, intermix, interposition, intersperse, intertwine, intervention, interweave, intimidate, irritate, isolate, jam, jingle, jumble together, keep in suspense, kink, knock for six, knock galley-west, knot, knotty, lead astray, let down, litter, lose, louse up, make, make hay of, make ineffective, make ineffectual, make nervous, make one's head reel, make uncertain, make uncomfortable, make uneasy, maze, medley, mesh, methodical, mingle, misapprehend, misarrange, miscolor, misconceive, misdeem, misdirect, misguide, misidentify, misinform, mislead, mismanage, miss, misstate, mist, mix, mizzle, moider, molder, mortify, muck up, muddle up, muddy, mull, mumble, muss up, mutiny, mutter, mysteriously, mystify, neat, negate, neglect a distinction, nonplus, not discriminate, obfuscate, obliterate, obnubilate, obscurely, occlude, oddly, off the hinge, orderly, out of order, outsmart, outthink, outwit, overcome, overlook, overlook a distinction, overlook distinctions, overturn, overwhelm, paralyse, parry, pause, peculiarly, perplexing, perplexingly, perplexity, perturbation, pervert, piss off, play havoc with, play hob with, pose, postpone, pother, preoccupy, psych out, put, put into disorder, put on, put on the spot, put out, put out of countenance, put over, put to the blush, put together, put-off, puzzle, puzzling, puzzlingly, raise hell, ramify, randomise, randomize, rattle, ravel, razzle-dazzle, rearrange, rebellion, regular, remit, render humble, render uncertain, render unintelligible, revolt, riffle, riot, roughly, rug, ruin, rupture, scare, scramble up, screw up, scuff, separate, set back, set down, severely, shake, shake off, shake up, shamble, shame, shatter, shed, shelve, shift, shipshape, shock, shuffle, sidestep, skirt, slur, smutch, snafu, snag, snub, stagger, startle, stick, stir, stir up, stop, storm, straiten, strangely, strike dumb, stumble, stump, stun, stupefy, stymie, surprise, symmetrical, systematic, take aback, take down, tangle up, tempest, terrific, throw, throw away, throw for a loop, throw into confusion, throw into disarray, throw into disorder, throw off balance, throw out, throw together, thrust, thwart, tidy, tie up, torment, toughly, tread down, treat cruelly, trip, tumult, turmoil, turn off, turn topsy-turvy, unconfused, unform, unhinge, uniform, unnerve, unsettle, unshape, unstring, unusually, uphill, uprising, upturn, utter vehemently, vaguely, veil, vex, voodoo, warp, wonderful, worry, wrap up, wrench, wrest.

Rhymes for Confuse:

  1. peruse, cruise, fuse, hues, ooze, refuse, glues, enthuse, sues, use, spews, choose, misuse, lose, loos, mews, excuse, defuse, news, booze, transfuse, ensues, queues, meuse, twos, pursues, suffuse, infuse, reviews, ruse, pews, renews, snooze, canoes, bruise, schmooze, shoes, reuse, muse, shrews, moos, stews, blues, brews, screws, cues, views, woos, hughes;
  2. accuse, diffuse, accrues, abuse, bemuse, amuse;
  3. overuse, kangaroos, disabuse;

Quotes for Confuse:

  1. Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth. Simone de Beauvoir.
  2. 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.
  3. We must never confuse elegance with snobbery. Yves Saint Laurent.

Idioms of Confuse:

  1. confuse with;
  2. confuse sm about sth;
  3. confuse sm or an animal with sth;
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