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confuse

con·fuse

confuse

 
pronunciation:
kn fyuz
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Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: confused, confuses, confusing
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 mix up or bewilder.
The loud noises and bright lights confused me.
 
synonyms:
bewilder
antonyms:
enlighten
similar words:
baffle, bother, fluster, mislead, muddle, mystify, puzzle, stun, throw
derivations: confusing (adj.), confusedly (adv.), confusedness (n.)
Word Parts
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, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
fus Latin root that means to pour