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- (transitive) to confuse; to confound (to lead someone into an incorrect conclusion or uncertainty)
- O mapa com errors confundiu os navegadores.
- The map with errors confused the navigators.
- (takes a reflexive pronoun, intransitive, or transitive with com) to be confused (by) (to make a mistake (due to))
- Ela errou o caminho porque se confundiu.
- She missed the way because she got confused.
- Todo mundo se confunde com isso.
- Everyone gets confused with this.
- (transitive) to mix up; to confuse (to mistake things for one another)
- Cuidado para não confundir as datas.
- Be careful not to mix the dates up.
- (ditransitive, with the indirect object taking com or por (less common)) to mistake one thing for another
- O cirurgião disse que quase confundira o fígado com o baço.
- The surgeon said he had almost mistaken the liver for the spleen.
- (takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive with com) to merge; to syncretize (to form a combination from different elements)
- Naquela cidade a cultura ocidental se confunde com a oriental.
- In that city, Western culture merges with Eastern culture.
- (obsolete, transitive) to confound; to thwart; to frustrate; to foil (to prevent from happening or succeeding)
- Desejamos que a rainha confunda as políticas de seus inimigos.
- We wish for the queen to confound her enemies’ politics.
Conjugation of the Portuguese -ir verb confundir
These forms are generated automatically and may not actually be used. Pronoun usage varies by region.