Definition of Confound in English :

Define Confound in English

Confound meaning in English

Meaning of Confound in English

Pronunciation of Confound in English

Confound pronunciation in English

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1. bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw

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

Example Sentences:
'These questions confuse even the experts'
'This question completely threw me'
'This question befuddled even the teacher'

2. confound, confuse

mistake one thing for another

Example Sentences:
'you are confusing me with the other candidate'
'I mistook her for the secretary'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to astound or perplex; bewilder
to mix up; confuse
to treat mistakenly as similar to or identical with (one or more other things)
4. (kɒnˈfaʊnd)
to curse or damn (usually as an expletive in the phrase confound it!)
to contradict or refute (an argument, etc)
to rout or defeat (an enemy)
7. obsolete
to waste

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verb transitive
to mix up or lump together indiscriminately; confuse
to make feel confused; bewilder
to damn
used as a mild oath
4.  Archaic
to defeat or destroy
5.  Archaic
to abash

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. con·found·ed, con·found·ing, con·founds
1. To cause to become confused or perplexed. See Synonyms at perplex.
2. To fail to distinguish; mix up: Don't confound fiction and fact.
3. To make (something bad) worse: Do not confound the problem by losing your temper.
4. To cause to be ashamed; abash: an invention that confounded the skeptics.
5. Used in mild curses: Confound you!
a. To frustrate or thwart: trivial demands that confounded the peace talks.
b. Archaic To defeat or overthrow (an enemy).

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