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Confuse vs. Puzzle

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Confuseverb

(transitive) To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.

Puzzlenoun

Anything that is difficult to understand or make sense of.

‘Where he went after he left the house is a puzzle.’;

Confuseverb

(transitive) To mistake (one thing) for another.

‘People who say "hola" to Italians are confusing Italian with Spanish.’;

Puzzlenoun

A game for one or more people that is more or less difficult to work out or complete.

Confuseverb

(transitive) To mix thoroughly; to confound; to disorder.

Puzzlenoun

A crossword puzzle.

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Confuseverb

To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.

Puzzlenoun

A jigsaw puzzle.

Confuseverb

To rout; discomfit.

Puzzlenoun

A riddle.

Confuseadjective

Mixed; confounded.

Puzzlenoun

(archaic) Something made with marvellous skill; something of ingenious construction.

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Confuseverb

To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.

‘A universal hubbub wildOf stunning sounds and voices all confused.’;

Puzzlenoun

The state of being puzzled; perplexity.

‘to be in a puzzle’;

Confuseverb

To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.

‘Nor thou with shadowed hint confuseA life that leads melodious days.’; ‘Confused and sadly she at length replied.’;

Puzzleverb

(transitive) To perplex (someone).

Confuseverb

mistake one thing for another;

‘you are confusing me with the other candidate’; ‘I mistook her for the secretary’;

Puzzleverb

(intransitive) To think long and carefully, in bewilderment.

‘We puzzled over the curious-shaped lock, but were unable to discover how the key should be inserted.’;

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Confuseverb

be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly;

‘These questions confuse even the experts’; ‘This question completely threw me’; ‘This question befuddled even the teacher’;

Puzzleverb

(transitive) To make intricate; to entangle.

Confuseverb

cause to feel embarrassment;

‘The constant attention of the young man confused her’;

Puzzlenoun

Something which perplexes or embarrasses; especially, a toy or a problem contrived for testing ingenuity; also, something exhibiting marvelous skill in making.

Confuseverb

assemble without order or sense;

‘She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence’;

Puzzlenoun

The state of being puzzled; perplexity; as, to be in a puzzle.

Confuseverb

make unclear or incomprehensible;

‘The new tax return forms only confuse’;

Puzzleverb

To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.

‘A very shrewd disputant in those points is dexterous in puzzling others.’; ‘He is perpetually puzzled and perplexed amidst his own blunders.’;

Confuseverb

make unclear, indistinct, or blurred;

‘Her remarks confused the debate’; ‘Their words obnubilate their intentions’;

Puzzleverb

To make intricate; to entangle.

‘They disentangle from the puzzled skein.’; ‘The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate,Puzzled in mazes, and perplexed with error.’;

Confuseverb

make (someone) bewildered or perplexed

‘past and present blurred together, confusing her still further’;

Puzzleverb

To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; - followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.

Confuseverb

make (something) more complex or less easy to understand

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

Puzzleverb

To be bewildered, or perplexed.

‘A puzzling fool, that heeds nothing.’;

Confuseverb

identify wrongly; mistake

‘a lot of people confuse a stroke with a heart attack’; ‘purchasers might confuse the two products’;

Puzzleverb

To work, as at a puzzle; as, to puzzle over a problem.

Puzzlenoun

a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution;

‘he loved to solve chessmate puzzles’; ‘that's a real puzzler’;

Puzzlenoun

a toy that tests your ingenuity

Puzzleverb

be a mystery or bewildering to;

‘This beats me!’; ‘Got me--I don't know the answer!’; ‘a vexing problem’; ‘This question really stuck me’;

Puzzleverb

be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide;

‘We puzzled over her sudden departure’;

Puzzle

A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge. In a puzzle, the solver is expected to put pieces together in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct or fun solution of the puzzle.

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