Con*fuse" (?), a. [F. confus, L. confusus, p. p. of confundere. See Confound.]

Mixed; confounded. [Obs.] Baret.


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Con*fuse" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confused (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Confusing.]


To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.

A universal hubbub wild
Of stunning sounds and voices all confused.


To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.

Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse
A life that leads melodious days.

Confused and sadly she at length replied.

Syn. -- To abash; disorder; disarrange; disconcert; confound; obscure; distract. See Abash.


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