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Synonyms for confound

Synonyms for confound

to cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed

to make incapable of finding something to think, do, or say

to take (one thing) mistakenly for another

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If general unrestricted study populations are selected, they should be large enough and diverse enough to permit careful adjustment for individual-level characteristics that may confound the relationship between health end points and pollution levels.
Variations in the star's brightness mimic the wobble that would be induced by a planet and thus confound analysis, Kfirster says.
Most existing budget tools confound non-accountants with complicated features and confusing steps to log in data accurately.
They seem to derive their power to confound the eye from the abstract potential of photography; the maelstrom viewed through a camera obscura.
Here exposure A now varies over time, but C (0) confounds only the A (0)-B (2) relationship.
In this example, the weather is a variable that confounds the relationship between ice cream sales and murder rates.
Message and conceptual confounds in fear appeals: The role of threat, fear, and efficacy.
The stadium forms a vast outdoor room both spacious and welcoming, that confounds the traditional typology of football grounds as hermetic cauldrons fermenting tribal animosities.
The good news is that the "primary care" physician can still write prescriptions for most things, although the profusion of pharmaceuticals confounds the mind and overwhelms the analytic capacity for possible interaction of even the latest supercomputer at the National Institutes of Health.
The Hill House is located in the heart of Toronto -- a city that confounds the specialized landscapes typical of so many North American cities.
When a large company, such as IBM or HP tries to tune its products, marketing strategies, and sales channels, local economic and competitive conditions in the 140 or so countries it operates in inevitably confounds its ability to achieve a balanced performance.
An arresting visual tension of rhyming components excites and confounds.
Both landscape and period piece, the film confounds utopian and antiutopian visions of the Netherlands.
Remarks concerning the "shooting" of individuals or assertions of marginal involvement in the action confuse Nazi crimes with the making of commercial film in a way that confounds even the interviewer.
But the film sort of confounds people's expectations, and the play confounds your expectations of Shakespeare.