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Confuse meaning

confuse - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; " Her remarks confused the debate"; " Their words obnubilate their intentions"
  2. 2. Mixed; confounded.
  3. 3. 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 vision.
  4. 4. To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self- possession.
  5. 5. Mix up; to throw into disorder; perplex; abash.

confuse - examples of usage

  1. He knows that the manoeuvres and devices which are best adapted to confuse an honest witness, are just what the dishonest one is best prepared for.
  2. It is important not to confuse the two forms of memory which Bergson distinguishes in the second chapter of his " Matter and Memory," namely the sort that consists of habit, and the sort that consists of independent recollection.
  3. The form her eyes could just discern beside the tomb was small and slight and cowering down as if, indeed, in earnest supplication; Ruth advanced until she was standing very near the silent woman and, not wishing to startle and confuse her by a sudden word, she very gently touched her bowed head; instantly, the girl sprang up in wild alarm, for it had taken all her courage to come there at all; Ruth reassured her as quickly as she could by saying, softly: Do not fear, whoever you may be; I am but another woman like yourself and I wish to help you no matter what it is that is so troubling you; we women should assist each other in this world, for women, as it seems to me, were put into the world to suffer, mainly, so we ought to try to help each other.
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