confuse · verb T /kənˈfjuːz/Full view
Nouns: confusion
Adjectives: confused, confusing
Verbs: confuse
B2 to make someone unable to think clearly, or to make something difficult to understand
Dictionary examples:

You're confusing him! Tell him slowly and one thing at a time.

Stop confusing the issue!

Learner example:

When the corpse was found he - successfully - tried to confuse Mrs. Marple, Scotland Yard and the members of the family where he was the doctor. (First Certificate in English; B2; German)

B2 to think that one person or thing is another person or thing
Dictionary examples:

I think you're confusing me with my sister - we look quite similar.

It's easy to confuse his films, because he tends to use the same actors.

Learner example:

I had confused the two words, "uvas", which means grapes, and "huevos", which means eggs and said "huevas", which unfortunately means testicles, instead... (First Certificate in English; B2; Swedish)

Cambridge logo