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Meaning & Definition of Confound in English

English

Confound

/kɑnfaʊnd/

verb

1. Be confusing or perplexing to

  • Cause to be unable to think clearly
  • "These questions confuse even the experts"
  • "This question completely threw me"
  • "This question befuddled even the teacher"
    synonym:
  • confuse
  • ,
  • throw
  • ,
  • fox
  • ,
  • befuddle
  • ,
  • fuddle
  • ,
  • bedevil
  • ,
  • confound
  • ,
  • discombobulate

2. Mistake one thing for another

  • "You are confusing me with the other candidate"
  • "I mistook her for the secretary"
    synonym:
  • confuse
  • ,
  • confound

Examples of using

When in doubt tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.