What does the word confuse mean?

Usage examples for confuse

  1. It is charlatanism, conscious or unconscious, whenever we confuse or obliterate these. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  2. They wished to have their emotions played upon; they wished also to be reassured about life; they wished to confuse this dramatic emotion with a sincere desire for salvation. – The Prelude to Adventure by Hugh Walpole
  3. Is this not, it may be asked, to confuse thought and being, to resolve Socrates into a string of words? – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto