unconfuse

verb

un·​con·​fuse ˌən-kən-ˈfyüz How to pronounce unconfuse (audio)
unconfused; unconfusing

transitive verb

: to make (someone or something) less confused : to remove or reverse the confusion of (someone or something)
I, too, have been a newspaper writer for more than 40 years, but I fear I sometimes confuse the reader with my stringing of the words more than I unconfuse him.G. Sam Piatt
I want to try to unconfuse a confusing issue …Larry King

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unconfuse was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Unconfuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconfuse. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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