Definition of confuse :
mingle, bewilder, befog, veil, deepen, becloud, set back, unsettle, befuddle, pain, get, buffalo, frustrate, stump, throw, defer, lead astray, daunt, make a hash of, switch, elude, mix, skirt, bedevil, ball up, rattle, hold over, overcloud, fuddle, disrupt, chagrin, mystify, mortify, worry, bemuse, hide, play a trick on, discomfit, torment, circumvent, dun, stir up, fob, feelings, dizzy, disorient, be (as) clear as mud, throw together, embarrass, faze, prorogue, give, fog, flip, discountenance, err, smear, play a joke on, distract, slur, table, trip up, throw away, remit, conflate, blend, defy, booze, project, film over, disjoint, vex, thrust, obfuscate, throw off the scent, flim-flam, be beyond someone, maze, hedge, shuffle, addle, daze, dim, mist, pose, stumble, smudge, turn off, shake off, dismay, dumbfound, shelve, pull a fast one on, divert, humiliate, foul up, dodge, evade, cast, disconcert, addle the wits, miss, play tricks, flummox, embroil, hold, blot out, hurl, fall short, disarray, duck, overawe, astonish, unhinge, obnubilate, throw off, cross up, puzzle, gravel, parry, blear, misinform, put over, untune, obliterate, drop, shame, discomfort, blunder, smutch, order, fox, flurry, snafu, sidestep, bamboozle, muddy, rag, clear, crucify, render uncertain, haze over, fudge, shed, bedim, discombobulate, mislead, preoccupy, humble, beat, mess up, trick, cast off, drink, dishearten, have, postpone, encumber, correct, put at a loss, contrive, glaze over, darken, make a mess of, make, put off, abash, slip up, let down, nonplus
complicate (part of speech: verb)
derange (part of speech: verb)
displace, derange, dishevel, discompose, tamper, muddle, scatter, disarrange, jumble, disturb, meddle, swirl, whisk, toss, ruffle, disorder, mislay, convulse, trouble, roil, ferment, roughen, churn, rummage, mix-up, mess, dislocate, botch, capsize, misplace, confound, agitate, tumble, clutter, upset, scramble, rumple, ripple, hash, perturb, whip, disorganize, tousle, blur, muss
misinterpret (part of speech: verb)
confuse (part of speech: verb)
- It doesn't please me to have you confuse my father's welcome with the idea of free and easy liberty. - "The Tempering", Charles Neville Buck.
- " But I ain't likely to confuse ladies on the way downstairs. - "From the Car Behind", Eleanor M. Ingram.
- As if to add to the impressiveness of the scene, it was about this time that Charlestown, set on fire a little while before, that it should not give cover to the Americans, and that the smoke should confuse the rebels, burst into general conflagration. - "The Siege of Boston", Allen French.