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

  1. (transitive) to puzzle, perplex, baffle, bewilder (somebody).
  2. (transitive) To mix up, muddle up (one thing with another); to mistake (one thing for another).
    People who say "hola" to Italians are confusing Italian with Spanish.
  3. (transitive) To mix thoroughly; to confound; to disorder.
  4. (transitive, dated) To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To rout; discomfit.
  6. (intransitive) To be confused.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.fyz/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

confuse

  1. feminine singular of confus

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

confuse f pl

  1. feminine plural of confuso

Adjective[edit]

confuse f pl

  1. feminine plural of confuso

Verb[edit]

confuse

  1. third-person singular past historic of confondere

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

cōnfūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of cōnfūsus

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