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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·found /kənˈfaʊnd, kɑn-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·found v. t.  [imp. & p. p. Confounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Confounding.]
 1. To mingle and blend, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse.
    They who strip not ideas from the marks men use for them, but confound them with words, must have endless dispute.   --Locke.
    Let us go down, and there confound their language.   --Gen. xi. 7.
 2.  To mistake for another; to identify falsely.
    They [the tinkers] were generally vagrants and pilferers, and were often confounded with the gypsies.   --Macaulay.
 3.  To throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay.
 The gods confound...
 The Athenians both within and out that wall.   --Shak.
    They trusted in thee and were not confounded.   --Ps. xxii. 5.
 So spake the Son of God, and Satan stood
 A while as mute, confounded what to say.   --Milton.
 4.  To destroy; to ruin; to waste. [Obs.]
    One man's lust these many lives confounds.   --Shak.
    How couldst thou in a mile confound an hour?   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To abash; confuse; baffle; dismay; astonish; defeat; terrify; mix; blend; intermingle. See Abash.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: 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" [syn: confuse, throw, fox,
            befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, discombobulate]
      2: mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with
         the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
         [syn: confuse]