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To cause bewilderment or astonishment in someone
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“Theology can confound us with theories too ingenious to disprove.”
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To demonstrate or expose to the falsehood of something
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“Then you distort that in some way, and so confound the reader's expectation.”
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To disturb the composure of
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“In addition to cherishing his cat, contriving to confound his parents with the latest internet conspiracy theories, and cohabitating with his phone, he's also taken to Karaoke.”
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To wrongly interpret or identify something
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“I have embarrassingly managed to confound the two actors by virtue of their last names.”
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To throw into disorder
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“But to make that inference the source of my knowledge of the reality is to reason backwards, to confound the order of thought with the order of things.”
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To frustrate or foil, especially the hopes or expectations of someone
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(beggar belief) To defy or be beyond that which can be believed
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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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To increase in amount, size, degree or value
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To be victorious over
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To administer wrongly or badly
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(statistics) Plural for a confounding variable
“This is a perfect example of a confound. It is impossible to tell if the results are due to one factor or the other.”
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