verb (used with object), con·fused, con·fus·ing.
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People often confuse the animals with flying squirrels or a giant fruit bat called kluang in Malay.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
Research has shown that election forecasts that show the probability of a candidate winning increase certainty about an election’s outcome, confuse many voters, and decrease turnout.
Before resting, they jump away from their tracks to confuse predators.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
This is meant to confuse the quarterback, but on the first play, Ryan wasn’t in the right spot and it led to a 32-yard completion to Cam Sims.Washington football notes: Run-stop struggles, and the future at quarterback|Sam Fortier|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
So we don't want to confuse people with different numbers, but it is more than 90 and I believe will remain more than 90.Pfizer CEO says he would've released vaccine data before election if possible|Axios|November 9, 2020|Axios
Yet those who call Mitt a “Stepford Husband” do so confusedly.American Dreams: ‘The Stepford Wives’ by Ira Levin|Nathaniel Rich|August 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Rushing into the bailey he saw the men-at-arms milling about confusedly, while women screeched.The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
"I'll see her myself about that," she replied mischievously but confusedly, pushing me away.The Price of the Prairie|Margaret Hill McCarter
This cleared, and I stared, confusedly, across the immense breadth of the Plain of Silence.The House on the Borderland|William Hope Hodgson
"I don't think that is a question which need arise between us, Mr. Madden," murmured Theron, confusedly.The Damnation of Theron Ware|Harold Frederic
The island is divided into a great number of kingdoms, but so confusedly and ill-defined, that it were endless to enumerate them.