Meaning of “confuse” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /kənˈfjuːz/
You've confused me!You're just confusing her!If you try to explain too much in one go you just confuse people.I confused her with too many instructions.I confused people by putting too much information on the board at once.

B2 to make someone unable to think clearly or understand something:

These advertisements simply confused the public.

B2 to think that one person or thing is another person or thing:

I don't see how anyone could confuse / me with my mother!
Students sometimes confuse these two verbs.

(Definition of “confuse” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)