HyperDic: confound

English > 2 senses of the word confound:
VERBcognitionconfound, confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, discombobulatebe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
cognitionconfound, confusemistake one thing for another
confound > pronunciation
Soundskaanfaw'nd; kaa'nfaw.nd; kahnfaw'nd
Rhymesabound ... wound: 56 rhymes with awnd...
English > confound: 2 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe performance is likely to confound Sue
Synonymsconfuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, discombobulate
Narrowerdemoralizeconfuse or put into disorder
disorient, disorientateCause to be lost or disoriented
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundBe a mystery or bewildering to
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar toconfuse, flurry, disconcert, put offCause to feel embarrassment
Spanishaturdir, confundir, dejar perplejo, desorientar, tirar
Catalanconfondre, deixar perplex, desconcertar, desorientar, embolicar, embrollar, ofuscar, tirar, torbar
English > confound: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningmistake one thing for another.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
Broadermistake, misidentifyidentify incorrectly
Similar toconfuse, blur, obscure, obnubilatemake unclear, indistinct, or blurred
jumble, confuse, mix upAssemble without order or sense

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