confuse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. To thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder.
  2. (obsolete) To rout; discomfit.
  3. To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.
  4. To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.
  5. To mistake one thing for another.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

confuse f

  1. feminine form of confus

Italian[edit]

Verb 1[edit]

confuse f pl

  1. feminine plural of confuso

Adjective[edit]

confuse f pl

  1. feminine plural of confuso

Verb 2[edit]

confuse

  1. third-person singular past historic of confondere

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

cōnfūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of cōnfūsus