Meaning of “confuse” - Learner’s Dictionary

confuse

verb [ T ] uk us /kənˈfjuːz/
NOT UNDERSTAND

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

These advertisements simply confused the public.
THINK SIMILAR

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)