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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: confuse /kənˈfjuz/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyconfuse
he/she/itconfuses
present participleconfusing
past tenseconfused
past participleconfused
  1. 1
    to make someone feel that they do not understand something

    If you don't explain clearly, you'll just confuse the reader.

    Customers are confused by the range of products for sale.

  2. 2
    to make something more complicated or difficult to understand

    This latest piece of information only confuses the issue further.

    to confuse things/matters:

    To confuse matters, each of the experts says something different.

  3. 3
    to think wrongly that a person or thing is someone or something else

    It's easy to confuse them because they're so similar.

    confuse someone/something with someone/something:

    It's easy to confuse success with happiness.

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