The general was trying to confuse the enemy.
The new evidence only confused matters further.
You must be confusing me with someone else.
Recent Examples on the WebOne theory being floated is that Russia most likely used the dud missile as a decoy, to confuse Ukrainian air defenses and increase the likelihood of one of the conventional missiles reaching their target, Ignat said.
Liz Sly, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2022 That creates a big opportunity for those looking to confuse or mislead voters.
David Klepper, ajc, 8 Nov. 2022 That creates a big opportunity for those looking to confuse or mislead voters.
David Klepper, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2022 Dalié Jiménez, a professor at the University of California Irvine School of Law, said that the plan’s temporary halt may confuse some borrowers and dissuade them from submitting an application.
Julia Carpenter, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2022 Dench wasn’t as harsh in her criticism of The Crown but stressed the importance of adding a disclaimer if only to not confuse viewers in the U.K. and worldwide.
Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 20 Oct. 2022 Serious crafters are going to need temperature control and other bells and whistles that may just confuse and even impede beginners.
Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 26 Sep. 2022 Specialized jargon crafted to confuse and bamboozle is lingua franca aboard, with halyards, sheets, and vanes slithering into a stupefying knot inside a novice’s skull.
Luther Ray Abel, National Review, 28 Aug. 2022 For years, Facebook and Twitter have pledged to fight falsehoods that could confuse users about America’s electoral system by tagging questionable posts with accurate information about voting and removing rule-breaking misinformation.
Hayden Godfrey, Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English confusen, back-formation from confused "frustrated, ruined," participle based on Anglo-French confus, borrowed from Latin confūsus, past participle of confundere "to pour together, blend, bring into disorder, destroy, disconcert" — more at confound