Confuse

Con*fuse"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confused (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Confusing.] 1. To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.
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A universal hubbub wild
Of stunning sounds and voices all confused.
Milton.
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2. To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.
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Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse
A life that leads melodious days.
Tennyson.
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Confused and sadly she at length replied.
Pope.

Syn. -- To abash; disorder; disarrange; disconcert; confound; obscure; distract. See Abash.
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