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con·fuse

confuse

 
 
pronunciation:
kn fyuz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: confuses, confusing, confused
definition 1: to fail to see the difference between or among.
He was so tired that he confused the sofa with his bed.
synonyms:
mix, mix up
similar words:
blur, jumble, lump together, mistake, muddle, scramble
definition 2: to cause misunderstanding, or to make understanding difficult or impossible; mix up; bewilder.
The broken road sign confused the drivers.The loud noises and bright lights confused my grandmother.
 
synonyms:
bewilder
antonyms:
enlighten
similar words:
baffle, bother, fluster, mislead, muddle, mystify, puzzle, stun, throw
derivations: confusing (adj.), confusedly (adv.), confusedness (n.)
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The word confuse contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
fus, found2 Latin root that means pour, melt
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