Synonyms of confuse in English:

confuse


See definition of confuse

verb

1‘there was no need to confuse students with too much controversy’

SYNONYMS

bewilder, baffle, mystify, bemuse, perplex, puzzle, confound, befog, nonplus, disconcert, throw, set someone thinking

informal flummox, discombobulate, confusticate, faze, stump, beat, fox, make someone scratch their head, floor, fog

North American informal buffalo

archaic wilder, gravel, maze, cause to be at a stand, distract, pose

rare obfuscate

ANTONYMS

enlighten

2‘the points made by the authors confuse rather than clarify the issue’

SYNONYMS

complicate, muddle, jumble, garble, make complex, make difficult, make more difficult, blur, obscure, make unclear, cloud, obfuscate

archaic embroil

ANTONYMS

simplify

3‘a lot of people confuse a stroke with a heart attack’

SYNONYMS

mix up, muddle up, confound

misinterpret as, mistake for, take for

ANTONYMS

distinguish