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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Confuse

CONFUSE, verb transitive [Latin See Confound.]

1. To mix or blend things, so that they cannot be distinguished.

Stunning sounds and voices all confused.

Every battle of the warrior is with confused noise. Isaiah 9:5.

2. To disorder; as, a sudden alarm confused the troops; a careless bookkeeper has confused the accounts.

3. To perplex; to render indistinct; as, the clamor confused his ideas.

4. To throw the mind into disorder; to cast down or abash; to cause to blush; to agitate by surprise, or shame; to disconcert.

A sarcastic remark confused the gentleman and he could not proceed in his argument.

CONFUSEd and sadly she at length replied.