Confuse and Distinguish


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Confuse verb – To fail to differentiate (a thing) from something similar or related.
Usage example: a lot of people confuse popular fame with enduring achievement

Distinguish is an antonym for confuse.
Nearby Words: confusion, confusing, conflation
Antonyms for Confuse


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Distinguish verb – To understand or point out the difference in.
Usage example: even at such a young age, he could distinguish the calls of various birds

Confuse is an antonym for distinguish in tell the difference topic.
Nearby Words: distinguishing, distinguishable
Antonyms for Distinguish
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Common collocations

character confuse character distinguish character
people confuse people distinguish people
someone confuse someone distinguish someone
series confuse series distinguish series
Other nouns: characters, football, red, everyone, humans, friends, enemies.

Both words in one sentence

  • Do not confuse with They Look Just Like Everyone Else, when the villain has no alter ego and is simply too plain to distinguish from ordinary people, or The Unreveal, when taking away one mask simply reveals another.
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Antonyms for confuse
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