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confuseverb [T]

 us   /kənˈfjuz/
to cause someone to feel uncertain or unclear, or to make something difficult to understand: You’re confusing me – please repeat the directions more slowly.
Someone who confuses one thing with another thinks the first thing is the second: You’re confusing me with my sister – she’s the one who moved to Colorado.
confusable
adjective, noun [C]  /kənˈfju·zə·bəl/
confused
adjective  us   /kənˈfjuzd/
Her confused reaction is understandable.
confusing
adjective  us   /kənˈfju·zɪŋ/
The directions were confusing, and I got lost.
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confuseverb [T]

uk   /kənˈfjuːz/  us   /kənˈfjuːz/
B2 to mix up someone's mind or ideas, or to make something difficult to understand: You're confusing him! Tell him slowly and one thing at a time. Stop confusing the issue (= making the problem unnecessarily difficult)!
B2 to mix up two separate things or people in your mind, imagining that they are one: You're confusing me with my sister - she's the singer. It's easy to confuse his films, because he tends to use the same actors.

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