Pronunciation: (kun-fyOOz'),[key] —v.t.,-fused, -fus•ing. 1. to perplex or bewilder: The flood of questions confused me. 2. to make unclear or indistinct: The rumors and angry charges tended to confuse the issue. 3. to fail to distinguish between; associate by mistake; confound: to confuse dates; He always confuses the twins. 4. to disconcert or abash: His candor confused her. 5. to combine without order; jumble; disorder: Try not to confuse the papers on the desk. 6. Archaic.to bring to ruin or naught.