Pronunciation: (kon-found', kun-; for 6 usually kon'found'),[key] —v.t. 1. to perplex or amaze, esp. by a sudden disturbance or surprise; bewilder; confuse: The complicated directions confounded him. 2. to throw into confusion or disorder: The revolution confounded the people. 3. to throw into increased confusion or disorder.
4. to treat or regard erroneously as identical; mix or associate by mistake: truth confounded with error. 5. to mingle so that the elements cannot be distinguished or separated.
6. to damn (used in mild imprecations): Confound it! 7. to contradict or refute: to confound their arguments. 8. to put to shame; abash.
9. Archaic. a. to defeat or overthrow.
b. to bring to ruin or naught.
10. Obs.to spend uselessly; waste.