confuse


confuse
1. III
1) confuse smb. confuse a girl (a child, a pupil, etc.) привести девушку и т. д. в смущение /в замешательство/; all this talking confuses me вся эта болтовня сбивает меня с толку; too many new objects confused me обилие незнакомых предметов привело меня в замешательство; they asked so many questions that they confused me они задавали столько вопросов, что я растерялся
2) confuse smb., smth. confuse the twins (these two men, their names, dates, accounts, two words of similar spelling, etc.) (с)путать /перепутать, не различать/ близнецов и т. д.; you are confusing two perfectly different things вы путаете две совершенно разные вещи; let's not confuse the issues не нужно смешивать разные вопросы
2. IV
confuse smb. in some manner confuse smb. deliberately /purposely/ (mentally, psychologically, indescribably, etc.) умышленно и т. д. смущать кого-л. /приводить кого-л. в смущение или замешательство/
3. XI
1) be (get /become/, etc.) confused be [utterly] confused находиться /быть/ в [полном] смущении или замешательстве; get /become/ confused смутиться, смешаться, прийти в замешательство; stand confused стоять в смущении или в замешательстве; look confused иметь смущенный вид; she blushed and looked confused она покраснела и смутилась; be confused at /by/ smth. he was confused at his error /by his blunder/ ему стало стыдно за свою ошибку; she was confused at the question она сконфузилась, когда ей задали этот вопрос
2) be (get /become/, etc.) confused my papers (his things, all the files, etc.) became confused in moving мой бумаги и т. д. перепутались /перемещались/ при переезде; my ideas on the 'subject are rather confused у меня весьма туманное /путаное/ представление об этом предмете /деле/; if you try to learn too many things at the same time, you may get confused если вы будете стараться постигнуть сразу слишком много, у вас все перепутается в голове
4. XXI1
1) confuse smth. with smth. confuse Austria with Australia ( his bag with mine, etc.) (с)путать Австрию с Австралией и т. д.; confuse smb. wi th smb. confuse me with smb. else (him with my brother, Mrs. X with Mrs. Y, etc.) путать меня с кем-то еще и т. д.; принимать меня за кого-то другого и т. д.
2) confuse smb. by /with/ smth. confuse a pupil by too difficult a question (the visitor with a deluge of polite words, etc.) приводить ученика в смущение или в замешательство слишком трудным /сложным/ вопросом и т. д.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • Confuse — Con*fuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confusing}.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confuse — 1 Confuse, muddle, addle, fuddle, befuddle mean to throw one out mentally so that one cannot think clearly or act intelligently. Confuse usually implies intense embarrassment or bewilderment {you confuse me, and how can I transact business if I… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • confuse — I (bewilder) verb abash, addle, astonish, baffle, befog, befuddle, bemuddle, confound, confundere, daze, discompose, disconcert, distract, embarrass, flurry, fluster, fog, jumble, mislead, mix up, muddle, mystify, nonplus, obfuscate, permiscere,… …   Law dictionary

  • confuse — [v1] bewilder someone abash, addle, amaze, astonish, baffle, becloud, bedevil, befuddle, bemuse, cloud, clutter, complicate, confound, darken, daze, demoralize, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discountenance, disorient, distract, embarrass,… …   New thesaurus

  • Confuse — Con*fuse , a. [F. confus, L. confusus, p. p. of confundere. See {Confound}.] Mixed; confounded. [Obs.] Baret. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confuse — 1550s, in literal sense mix or mingle things so as to render the elements indistinguishable; attested from mid 18c. in active, figurative sense of discomfit in mind or feeling; not in general use until 19c., taking over senses formerly belonging… …   Etymology dictionary

  • confuse — ► VERB 1) make bewildered or perplexed. 2) make less easy to understand. 3) mistake (one for another). DERIVATIVES confusable adjective. ORIGIN from Latin confusus, from confundere mix up …   English terms dictionary

  • confuse — [kən fyo͞oz′] vt. confused, confusing [ME confusen < confus, perplexed < OFr < L confusus, pp. of confundere: see CONFOUND] 1. to mix up; jumble together; put into disorder 2. to mix up mentally; specif., a) to bewilder; perplex b) to… …   English World dictionary

  • confuse */*/ — UK [kənˈfjuːz] / US [kənˈfjuz] verb [transitive] Word forms confuse : present tense I/you/we/they confuse he/she/it confuses present participle confusing past tense confused past participle confused 1) to make someone feel that they do not… …   English dictionary

  • confuse — confusable, adj. confusability, n. confusably, adv. confusedly /keuhn fyooh zid lee, fyoohzd /, adv. confusedness, n. /keuhn fyoohz /, v.t., confused, confusing. 1. to pe …   Universalium

  • confuse — 01. Everyone [confuses] me for my sister because we look so much alike. 02. Some of the questions on the test were really [confusing] for me. 03. Some of the questions on the test really [confused] me. 04. I always get [confused] between the past …   Grammatical examples in English

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