Synonyms for confuse

Synonyms for (verb) confuse

Synonyms: confound, confuse

Definition: mistake one thing for another

Usage: you are confusing me with the other candidate; I mistook her for the secretary

Similar words: misidentify, mistake

Definition: identify incorrectly

Usage: Don't mistake her for her twin sister


Synonyms: obnubilate, obscure, confuse, blur

Definition: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

Usage: Her remarks confused the debate; Their words obnubilate their intentions

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: throw, bedevil, befuddle, discombobulate, confound, confuse, fox, fuddle

Definition: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

Usage: These questions confuse even the experts; This question completely threw me; This question befuddled even the teacher

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: confuse, mix up, jumble

Definition: assemble without order or sense

Usage: She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence

Similar words: set up, assemble, tack, tack together, put together, piece

Definition: create by putting components or members together

Usage: She pieced a quilt; He tacked together some verses; They set up a committee


Synonyms: flurry, put off, disconcert, confuse

Definition: cause to feel embarrassment

Usage: The constant attention of the young man confused her

Similar words: embarrass, abash

Definition: cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious