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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

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

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

Tell the truth so as to puzzle and confound your adversaries.
Henry Wotton

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

Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung and liver, in her guts a galling give her.
John Millington Synge
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Confound Translations

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