Confuse and Perplex


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Confuse verb – To throw into a state of mental uncertainty.
Usage example: the similar-sounding words “censure” and “censor” often confuse people

Perplex is a synonym for confuse in bewilder topic. In some cases you can use "Perplex" instead a verb "Confuse", when it comes to topics like clear, embarrass, encumber, enigma. popular alternative
Nearby Words: confusion, confusing, conflation
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Perplex verb – To make complex or difficult.
Usage example: let's not perplex the issue further with irrelevant concerns

Confuse is a synonym for perplex in puzzle topic. You can use "Confuse" instead a verb "Perplex", if it concerns topics such as clear, embarrass, bewilder, encumber. popular alternative
Nearby Words: perplexity, perplexing, perplexedly
Synonyms for Perplex
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