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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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The objective was to determine if dehydration could confound the diagnosis of anticholinesterase exposure by using inhibition of cholinesterase activity in quail tissues.
"He's been a great, great manager but he just confounds me sometimes with some of the statements.
The discovery that a quasar group existed in such an early era confounds the standard assumption that the universe could not have grown so lumpy so soon after the smooth, uniform beginning of the Big Bang.
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.
Such a sensibility has something to do with camp, in the classic Sontagian sense of an attitude that confounds seriousness and frivolity, dignity and failure.
As in the classic Borges tale, "1:1" collapses the distinction between map and territory, but it also confounds the desire for representational verisimilitude.
Carlo's work confounds two major stereotypes of "schizophrenic" art: first, the notion that the schizophrenic image-maker is compelled to obsessively fill in every space in the composition; second, that there can be no significant stylistic progression in the work over time.
In her meditation on vulnerability and the public choice between grief-work and violence, Judith Butler concludes: "For if I am confounded by you, then you are already by me, and I am nowhere without you." (1) Perhaps she had in mind the etymological implication that to be found together, is always already a puzzle.
We are now being confounded also by the emergence of green evangelicals, pro-life in a planetary sense.
Loveless justice just won't hold enough of us together enough of the time to confound each other constructively; or to found, together--a radical democracy.
Perhaps radical democracy will be best supported by theologies confident enough to confound our own certainties; and faithful enough to risk even the up close differences that hurt the most.