confuse


confuse
01. Everyone [confuses] me for my sister because we look so much alike.
02. Some of the questions on the test were really [confusing] for me.
03. Some of the questions on the test really [confused] me.
04. I always get [confused] between the past tense and the present perfect in English.
05. No, my name is not Henry. You must have me [confused] with someone else.
06. Are we going to the museum or not? I'm [confused].
07. My grandmother is very old, and she gets [confused] very easily now.
08. Your essay is a bit [confusing]. I couldn't figure out if you were in support of euthanasia or against it.
09. I found the instructions for the software really [confusing], so I haven't done anything with it yet.
10. In the [confusion] after the explosion, a couple of the soldiers began shooting at their own countrymen.
11. The children began running around the room in fear and [confusion] after the earthquake.
12. Harry Truman once said, "If you can't convince them, [confuse] them."
13. The Republic of Kyrgyzstan suffered a period of [confusion] and violence as the Soviet Union broke apart.
14. Someone once joked that an expert can take something you already know, and make it sound [confusing].
15. Dealing with an unfamiliar currency can be very [confusing] for the average tourist.
16. Gazelles jump, and flash their white bottoms to [confuse] enemies.
17. If you have to look words up in your dictionary too often when reading in a second language, you will quickly get tired and [confused].
18. Scratching the head is a sign of [confusion] or embarrassment in Japan.
19. Ernest Hemingway once said, "Never [confuse] movement with action."
20. Marty Indik once suggested that [confusion] is always the most honest response.
21. Larry Leissner once joked, "If [confusion] is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius."
22. An African proverb notes that too many calls [confuse] the dog.
23. A Mexican proverb advises, "Never [confuse] gratitude with love."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Confuse — Con*fuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confusing}.] 1. To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confuse — 1 Confuse, muddle, addle, fuddle, befuddle mean to throw one out mentally so that one cannot think clearly or act intelligently. Confuse usually implies intense embarrassment or bewilderment {you confuse me, and how can I transact business if I… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • confuse — I (bewilder) verb abash, addle, astonish, baffle, befog, befuddle, bemuddle, confound, confundere, daze, discompose, disconcert, distract, embarrass, flurry, fluster, fog, jumble, mislead, mix up, muddle, mystify, nonplus, obfuscate, permiscere,… …   Law dictionary

  • confuse — [v1] bewilder someone abash, addle, amaze, astonish, baffle, becloud, bedevil, befuddle, bemuse, cloud, clutter, complicate, confound, darken, daze, demoralize, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discountenance, disorient, distract, embarrass,… …   New thesaurus

  • Confuse — Con*fuse , a. [F. confus, L. confusus, p. p. of confundere. See {Confound}.] Mixed; confounded. [Obs.] Baret. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confuse — 1550s, in literal sense mix or mingle things so as to render the elements indistinguishable; attested from mid 18c. in active, figurative sense of discomfit in mind or feeling; not in general use until 19c., taking over senses formerly belonging… …   Etymology dictionary

  • confuse — ► VERB 1) make bewildered or perplexed. 2) make less easy to understand. 3) mistake (one for another). DERIVATIVES confusable adjective. ORIGIN from Latin confusus, from confundere mix up …   English terms dictionary

  • confuse — [kən fyo͞oz′] vt. confused, confusing [ME confusen < confus, perplexed < OFr < L confusus, pp. of confundere: see CONFOUND] 1. to mix up; jumble together; put into disorder 2. to mix up mentally; specif., a) to bewilder; perplex b) to… …   English World dictionary

  • confuse */*/ — UK [kənˈfjuːz] / US [kənˈfjuz] verb [transitive] Word forms confuse : present tense I/you/we/they confuse he/she/it confuses present participle confusing past tense confused past participle confused 1) to make someone feel that they do not… …   English dictionary

  • confuse — confusable, adj. confusability, n. confusably, adv. confusedly /keuhn fyooh zid lee, fyoohzd /, adv. confusedness, n. /keuhn fyoohz /, v.t., confused, confusing. 1. to pe …   Universalium