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Mistake one thing for another; Be perplexing to. To confuse.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Mistake one thing for another; Be perplexing to. To confuse. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To damn.

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  • Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries.
  • Verb (used with object) : The complicated directions confounded him. ,The revolution confounded the people. ,truth confounded with error....
  • And it does kind of confound some of us as to why we can ` t do it.
  • I say "confound" because wild rice isn't rice and it isn't grown in California.
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  • ''confound" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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