When you explain something in a way that makes no sense, this is an example of a time when you confuse.
When you make a situation more complicated than it needs to be, this is an example of a time when you confuse a situation.
When you think that a black shirt looks blue, this is an example of a time when you confuse black for blue.
A new tax code that only confuses.
- To bewilder; perplex.
- To embarrass; disconcert; abash.
- To fail to distinguish between; mistake the identity of.
Origin of confuse
- Middle English confusen from Old French confus perplexed from Latin cōnfūsus past participle of cōnfundere to mix together confound
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition