English verb: confound
|1.||confound (cognition) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly|
|Samples||These questions confuse even the experts.|
This question completely threw me.
This question befuddled even the teacher.
|Examples||The performance is likely to confound Sue|
|Synonyms||bedevil, befuddle, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Narrower (hyponym)||amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, demoralize, disorient, disorientate, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex|
|Verb group||confuse, disconcert, flurry, put off|
|2.||confound (cognition) mistake one thing for another|
|Samples||You are confusing me with the other candidate.|
I mistook her for the secretary.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP
|Broader (hypernym)||misidentify, mistake|
|Verb group||blur, confuse, confuse, jumble, mix up, obnubilate, obscure|