Definition of CONFOUND

to throw into a state of self-conscious distress <his renewed popularity has confounded the critics who said his singing career was dead>
to fail to differentiate (a thing) from something similar or related <I think you've confounded astrology with astronomy>
Synonyms conflate, confound, mistake, mix (up)
Related Words lump (together); misapply, miscall, misidentify, misname
to prove to be false <new discoveries that confound much of what archaeologists thought they knew about the Mayan civilization>

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