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Definition of Confuse


  1. Mixed; confounded.
  2. To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.
  3. To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.

Confuse Quotations

Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
Marlon Brando

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
A. J. Liebling

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
Alan Watts

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
Gore Vidal
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Confuse Translations

confuse in Afrikaans is verwar
confuse in Danish is forvirre
confuse in Dutch is dooreenhalen, van zijn stuk brengen
confuse in French is permuter, confondre
confuse in German is verwechseln
confuse in Italian is scambiare
confuse in Latin is turbo, confundo
confuse in Portuguese is confunda
confuse in Spanish is trastrocar, equivocar
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