confuse

/kənˈfjuːz/

  • Verb
  • to make (someone) uncertain or unable to understand something
    1. The city's winding streets confuse [=perplex] most visitors.
    2. The general was trying to confuse the enemy.
    3. She was confused by many of the scientific terms in the article.
  • to make (something) difficult to understand
    1. Stop confusing [=blurring] the issue.
    2. The new evidence only confused matters further.
  • to mistakenly think that one person or thing is another person or thing
    1. I always confuse [=(informal) mix up] your car and mine.
    2. You must be confusing me with someone else.
    3. Some people confuse money with happiness. [=think that having a lot of money will make them happy]