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EtymologyEdit

Back formation from Middle English confused ("frustrated, ruined"), from Anglo-Norman confus, from Latin confusus, past participle of confundō.

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VerbEdit

confuse (third-person singular simple present confuses, present participle confusing, simple past and past participle confused)

  1. (transitive) To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.
  2. (transitive) To mistake (one thing) for another.
    People who say "hola" to Italians are confusing Italian with Spanish.
  3. (transitive) To mix thoroughly; to confound; to disorder.
  4. (transitive, dated) To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To rout; discomfit.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • confuse at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • confuse in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911



FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.fyz/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

confuse

  1. feminine singular of confus

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

confuse f pl

  1. feminine plural of confuso

AdjectiveEdit

confuse f pl

  1. feminine plural of confuso

VerbEdit

confuse

  1. third-person singular past historic of confondere

LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

cōnfūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of cōnfūsus

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