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confuse

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When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.
Albert Camus
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English

Etymology

Literally, to mix or join together. The word itself is a confusion of the prefix con- (a variant on the Latin prefix com-, meaning with or together) and the verb fuse (meaning join).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to confuse

Third person singular
confus

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to confuse (third-person singular simple present confus, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder.
  2. (obsolete) To rout; discomfit.
  3. To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.
  4. To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.
  5. To mistake one thing for another.

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Italian

Adjective

confuse pl.

  1. Feminine form of confuso.

Verb

confuse

  1. third person singular past historic of confondere
  2. Feminine plural past participle of confondere

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