UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kənˈfjuːzd/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/kənˈfyuzd/

From the verb confuse: (⇒ conjugate)
confused is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a confused [person, student, tourist, guest, dog]
  2. confused by the [noises, instructions, questions, choices]
  3. confused [about, as to] what to [do, think, say, choose]
  4. confused about their [comments, behavior, actions]
  5. confused on the [matter, subject]
  6. a confused [jumble, plot, state, letter]
  7. confused and [lost, frustrated]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. confused [his opponent, her students, readers, viewers, his audience, their children]
  2. confused them by [saying, making, going, changing]
  3. confused him with a [question, word, comment, shoulder feint]
  4. the [answer, explanation] confused her
  5. [he, the question, the events] confused me
  6. confused me [more, even more, completely]
  7. confuses me as to [why, how, what, where]
  8. you're confusing [me, things]
  9. confused and [mystified, bewildered] (them)
  10. confused by the [streets, houses, views]
  11. confuse [one] with [the other]
  12. confused her with another [woman, girl, student]
  13. I always confuse [them, the two, the twins]
  14. I'm always getting [him, his name] confused with
  15. always being confused with [other, one another, my sister]
  16. always being confused for someone else
  17. you've got me confused with [someone else]
  18. confuse the two [products, buildings, words]
  19. confuse the [issue, story, task, point, meaning]
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