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Another word for confuse

  1. To cause to be unclear in mind or intent

  2. To cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed

  3. To take (one thing) mistakenly for another

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  4. To put into total disorder

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Another word for confuse


Synonym Study

  • Dumbfound specifically implies as its effect a nonplused or confounded state in which one is momentarily struck speechless
  • Nonplus implies such perplexity or confusion that one is utterly incapable of speaking, acting, or thinking further
  • Bewilder implies such utter confusion that the mind is staggered beyond the ability to think clearly
  • Perplex , in addition, implies uncertainty or even worry as to what to think, say, or do
  • Puzzle implies that one has great difficulty in understanding or solving something, as a situation or problem, because of its intricacy or baffling quality
  • Confound implies such confusion as completely frustrates or greatly astonishes one
  • Confuse implies a mixing up mentally to a greater or lesser degree