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Definition of Confound


  1. To mingle and blend, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse.
  2. To mistake for another; to identify falsely.
  3. To throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay.
  4. To destroy; to ruin; to waste.

Confound Quotations

The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
Maria Montessori

Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
Lord Byron

Confound not faith and feeling together. They are distinct. Faith is ours to exercise. Believe, believe. Let your faith take hold of the blessing, and it is yours by faith. Your feelings have nothing to do with this faith.
Ellen G. White

Once a teen has been identified as part of the 'target market,' he knows he's done for. The object of the game is to confound the marketers, and keep one's own, authentic culture from showing up at the shopping mall as a prepackaged corporate product.
Douglas Rushkoff

And one of the things that I learned was you can't generalise at all about a woman in a veil. You can't think you know her story, because she will confound you over and over again. She may be an engineer or a diplomat or a doctor. Or she may be an unbelievable babe with bleached hair down to her waist.
Geraldine Brooks
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Confound Translations

confound in French is confondent, confondez, confonds, confondons
confound in German is verwechseln
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