Translation of confuse in Spanish:


confundir, v.

Pronunciation /kənˈfjuːz//kənˈfjuz/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(bewilder)

      • When she smiled reassuringly, he threw his head back and laughed, which confused her, but she didn't show it.
      • I have no idea, but I'm just confused as to whether or not I should avoid that person from now on.
      • It more than confused him, it bewildered him completely.
      • He throws everything into the mix with the lone goal of confusing us.
      • It confuses me that people think this is terrible.
      • This morning confused her and threw her off entirely, nothing quite added up.
      • As a progressive and an atheist, Christians confuse me as much as the next person.
      • It confused her, but then people usually confused her.
      • Most straight people confuse me and I really am unable to comprehend them.
      • If his period of confinement have been very long, the prospect of release bewilders and confuses him.
      • Then his eyes fell on the two things on his person that confused him the most.
      • One thing that does continually confuse me though is people who get married more than once.
      • He was avoiding the subject, and was using characters he'd played to distract and confuse her.
      • They can be extremely effective at distracting and confusing someone on the other side of an argument.
      • I was confused for a second before I remembered he had thrown it so haphazardly into the backseat.
      • What really confuses me is why people buy cell phone covers that flash.
      • When I was young I thought everyone knew so it confused me when people confided in me, like it was some great secret, that ‘everything happens for a reason’.
      • She is then baffled because he is confused by other Big Words.
      • What still confuses me though is why the people who protest about it every year insist on staying there.
      • Many fantasy epics give us colorful enemies with distinct personalities to confuse us.

    • 1.2(blur)

      (situation) complicar
      (situation) enredar
      to confuse the issue complicar el asunto
      • First, no one with half a brain could possibly confuse the two products.
      • It is at his home that she meets this woman, who is to complicate and confuse other relationships in the book, and finally draw in on all of them a terrifying wave of scandal.
      • Several other production problems can be confused with wheat streak, especially in the early stages of symptom development.
      • It is easy to confuse the apples of reporting with the oranges of privilege.
      • She also said she was offended when people confused her with her neurotic character.
      • It is easy to confuse greatness in a specialized field with skill in writing about it.
      • We won't confuse our having made mistakes with our having no right to be here.
      • It was the fatal mistake of the medieval church to confuse and confound the two kingdoms.
      • It is important that reserves and production should not be confused.
      • Campaigners confuse the issue with complex legal and medical argument.
      • It's easy to confuse this prudent conservatism with adherence to principle, but that would be a mistake.
      • The chances of you finding stuff on your credit file that confuses you with other people, places you at addresses you left years ago, shows you owing money you don't and all manner of other sins you haven't committed is alarmingly high.
      • The lovely album, for instance, sees new accents improving a song, rather than confusing it.
      • The authors confuse their contempt of the opposition with an accurate apprehension of the opposition.
      • Look closely at the editorial: don't they completely avoid and try to confuse the point?
      • However, it would be a mistake to confuse sensible with safe.
      • It is very easy to confuse questions as to what is the jurisdiction of a court and how that jurisdiction should be exercised.
      • I've already blogged on how easily identity gets confused in systems that don't rely on turning us all into numbers after all: my namesake was refused a credit card.
      • You may feel the first of these tends to confuse the issue rather than illuminate it, and you may be right.
      • The humor is uncomfortable on purpose, but it's very easy to confuse it with a humor that's unsure and amateur.
      • People don't usually forget our names, or get them wrong, or confuse us with other people.
      • I think I'm separate enough from this character where people aren't going to confuse us.
      • But complexity confuses a media that needs a simple plot.
      • He has so confused the issue we would have to be complete idiots to imagine that we would get anything useful out of halting legal action.
      • When God decided to beget a divine, yet human son who would occupy a rung above the angels, he changed, complicated and irrevocably confused the hierarchy.
      • A national identity should not be confused with individual or personal characteristics.
      • It's very easy to confuse the two which is why some people may tell you that I speak in a Long Island tongue.
      • It is at this point that the issue of moral values tends to be identified, or confused with, religion.
      • It's easy to confuse protagonists with their authors.
      • And you confused it with complexity, which is not a part of the argument at all.
      • Thus any attempts to analyse the flux through the pathway are confused by the complications of the different pools.
      • His increasingly complex relationship with her only confuses the plot and detracts from the central thread.
      • God did not destroy the tower they were building; rather, God confused their language, and they were scattered.

  • 2

    (mix up, be unable to distinguish)
    (ideas/sounds) confundir
    these two words are often confused by foreigners los extranjeros confunden a menudo estas dos palabras
    • to confuse sth/sb with sth/sb confundir algo/a algn con algo/algn