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confuse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconfusecon‧fuse /kənˈfjuːz/ ●●○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 CONFUSEDto make someone feel that they cannot think clearly or do not understand 🔊 I understand the text but the diagrams are confusing me.2 CONFUSEDto think wrongly that a person or thing is someone or something else 🔊 People might well confuse the two products.confuse somebody/something with somebody/something 🔊 I always confuse you with your sister – you look so alike. 🔊 Donald Regan, not to be confused with former President Ronald Reagan3 confuse the issue/matter/argument etc→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
confuseYou don't write a resume to get a job; you write it to get an interview - don't get the two things confused.His policies, especially in the first two years of his presidency, often have been confusing and contradictory.I always confuse Anthea with her sister - they're so alike.I hope my explanation didn't confuse everybody.His sudden change in mood completely confused her.She was confusing him with her old dreams.Don't show him the other way of doing it - it'll only confuse him.I think my explanation only confused matters further.The instructions just confused me even more.The Press Secretary gave a completely different version of events, which greatly confused the situation.This nomenclature tends to confuse the terminology.The twins liked to confuse their teachers by switching seats.It is only by confusing them that Atkins can hold that mathematics and physical reality are identical.It would be difficult to confuse this with any other species.We must be careful not to confuse two issues here.Try not to confuse "your" and "you're".confuse somebody/something with somebody/somethingIn-line skating is not to be confused with roller skating.
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Verb table
confuse
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconfuse
he, she, itconfuses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconfused
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave confused
he, she, ithas confused
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad confused
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill confuse
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have confused
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam confusing
he, she, itis confusing
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you, we, theyare confusing
Past
I, he, she, itwas confusing
you, we, theywere confusing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been confusing
he, she, ithas been confusing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been confusing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be confusing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been confusing
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