verb (used with object)
- to defeat or overthrow.
- to bring to ruin or naught.
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One thing Kaleido has been careful to demonstrate — and it’s sad to think that this is a differentiator — is that its products work with people whose skin tone and hair confound other solutions.Kaleido’s Unscreen is dead simple drag-and-drop background removal for video|Devin Coldewey|October 2, 2020|TechCrunch
That framing puts the wellbeing of business over the wellbeing of people, to already confounding results.Is the Government Just Going to Watch the Restaurant Industry Die?|Elazar Sontag|August 28, 2020|Eater
We’ve bought into the fiction that the management structures and systems that confound and constrain us can be amended only by those at the top of the pyramid, or by their appointees in HR, planning, finance, and legal.
Bamboozle is one of those words that has been confounding etymologists for centuries.
Samuel Scarpino, a professor at Northeastern University who studies infectious diseases, said that it can be very difficult, even in a sophisticated model, to separate all of the confounding factors that could be at play, like geography.Republicans And Democrats See COVID-19 Very Differently. Is That Making People Sick?|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux|July 23, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The increase in recognition of autism spectrum disorders in Western countries continues to confound and confuse.
Yet, as a whole, the events that transpired between 1900 and 2000 B.C.E. still manage to confound the contemporary imagination.History Broke Us: One Jewish Family’s 20th Century|James McAuley|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He may be an exception, but his example proves that grace can confound the expectations and machinations of curial politics.
To complicate and confound matters further, North Korea has done more than simply throw grenades.Leslie H. Gelb: North Korea, U.S. Headed to Brink of War, Unnoticed|Leslie H. Gelb|April 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To confound the problem, there has not been a UN human rights monitor in Iran since 2002.
Indeed the words ‘confound the fellow’ were in the minds of the three men.The Disentanglers|Andrew Lang
We have Pezizæ with a subiculum in the section Tapesia, but the veriest tyro would not confound them with species of Parmelia.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Everything there assumes gigantic proportions, which startle the imagination and confound the reason.The Prairie Flower|Gustave Aimard
We should be indignant: we should say, confound their impudence: we should turn them out of doors if they did.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
There are many persons who confound this with the third theatre, erected by Douglas.Foot-prints of a letter carrier|James Rees