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confuse

con·fuse

confuse

 
 
pronunciation:
kn fyuz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: confused, confuses, confusing
definition: to make something difficult to understand or follow.
Her complicated directions confused me, and I got lost.The broken road sign confused the drivers.
 
similar words:
puzzle, 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