- 1to make someone uncertain or unable to understand something
- 2to mistake one thing for another
Using confuse: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "confuse" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The instructions confused me, so I had to ask for help.
I always confuse the twins because they look so similar.
The new road layout is confusing drivers.
Her explanation only confused the matter further.
confuse Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using confuse
The complicated instructions confused the hell out of me.
The constant interruptions confused my mind and made it hard to focus.
confuse someone's priorities
to cause someone to lose sight of what is important or to prioritize the wrong things
The new job confused her priorities and she started neglecting her family.
Phrases with confuse
I'm sorry, I must have confused you with someone else.
I'm a bit confused about what we're supposed to do next.
Bringing up irrelevant details will only confuse the issue.
Origins of confuse
from Latin 'confusus', meaning 'mixed together'
Summary: confuse in Brief
To 'confuse' [kənˈfjuːz] means to make someone uncertain or unable to understand something, or to mistake one thing for another. It can refer to anything from instructions to people. Examples include 'The new road layout is confusing drivers,' and 'Her explanation only confused the matter further.' The idiom 'confuse the hell out of someone' denotes complete bewilderment.