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confounds

verb
present tense third-person singular of confound

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2 to throw into a state of self-conscious distress
  • his renewed popularity has confounded the critics who said his singing career was dead

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3 to fail to differentiate (a thing) from something similar or related
  • I think you've confounded astrology with astronomy

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4 to prove to be false
  • new discoveries that confound much of what archaeologists thought they knew about the Mayan civilization

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“Confounds.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/confounds. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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