Synonyms for Confuse:

adj.

obscure (adjective)
obfuscate.

n.

deepen, be (as) clear as mud, defy, be beyond someone. dizzy, clear, addle, divert, preoccupy, puzzle, feelings, mystify. fall short, miss, pain, faze, stumble, err, blunder, discountenance, slip up, trip-up, discomfort, let down. correct. ball up, snafu, order, mess up. confuse (noun)
throw, bedevil, jumble, fuddle, flurry, confound, mistake, fox, disconcert, discombobulate, befuddle.
puzzle (noun)
flummox, dumbfound, blend, cross up, dismay, nonplus, mystify, obfuscate, disorient, daze, foul up, encumber, misinform, addle, throw off the scent, make a hash of, ball up, astonish, stir up, addle the wits, mix, rattle, unhinge, worry, faze, put at a loss, darken, embroil, mislead, render uncertain, make a mess of, lead astray, unsettle, distract.

v.

amaze (verb)
dumbfound.
bewilder someone (verb)
distract, astonish, faze, fuddle, perplex, addle, obscure, misinform, mislead, mystify, stir up, worry, befuddle, disconcert, fluster, complicate, unsettle, darken, discompose, lead astray, disorient, upset, discountenance, rattle, daze, nonplus, perturb, mess up, render uncertain, unhinge, trouble, puzzle, muddle, bedevil, cloud, clutter, involve, confound, baffle.
cognition (verb)
confound.
complicate (verb)
involve, tangle, snarl, entangle, complicate.
confuse (verb)
fluster, cloud, mistake, baffle, misconstrue, obscure, perplex.
derange (verb)
ferment, clutter, disarrange, mix up, tamper, rummage, trouble, ripple, jumble, dishevel, dislocate, capsize, mess, confound, meddle, tousle, agitate, upset, muddle, disturb, disorder, swirl, discompose, roughen, blur, rumple, scatter, convulse, tumble, muss, whip, hash, botch, roil, perturb, displace, churn, ruffle, mislay, whisk, derange, disorganize, scramble, toss, misplace.
disorder (verb)
disorder, scatter, disorganize, disarrange, clutter.
misinterpret (verb)
misinterpret, deform, misrepresent, misquote, twist, garble, misunderstand, misread, distort.
mix up; involve (verb)
embroil, jumble, tousle, discombobulate, disorder, tangle, mistake, blend, tumble, disarrange, rumple, encumber, entangle, disorganize.

Other synonyms:

addle, preoccupy, disorient, foul up. faze, mystify, mix, distract, defy. deepen, divert, discountenance, puzzle. dizzy. agitate
flurry.
baffle
nonplus.
disorder
rummage.
embroil
encumber.
entangle
embroil.
muddle
ball up.
Other relevant words:
divert, defy, daze, darken, flummox, unsettle, miss, stir up, worry, addle, mix, render uncertain, preoccupy, befuddle, addle the wits, disconcert, unhinge, mislead, dizzy, fox, blunder, faze, nonplus, mystify, discombobulate, let down, astonish, snafu, ball up, puzzle, discomfort, throw, err, rattle, stumble, dismay, deepen, obfuscate, flurry, disorient, misinform, blend, discountenance, fuddle, dumbfound, bedevil, encumber, embroil, lead astray, correct, distract.

Usage examples for confuse

  1. We cannot agree with those who confuse this personage with the chief of the Kolchytes. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. This is to confuse their minds, cause them to forget their failure, and thus to make another attempt. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White