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Verb: confound  kun'fawnd
  1. Confuse or leave at a loss because of something complex or difficult to understand
    "These questions confound even the experts";
    - confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, discombobulate [informal], perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, dumbfound
     
  2. Mistake one thing for another
    - confuse

Derived forms: confounding, confounds, confounded

Type of: be, misidentify, mistake

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