What is the difference between Convince and Confuse?

The difference between convince and confuse

is that "convince" is to make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence and "confuse" is to puzzle, perplex, baffle, bewilder.

convince

confuse

Verb

  • To make someone believe, or feel sure about something, especially by using logic, argument or evidence.
  • To persuade.
  • (obsolete, transitive) To overcome, conquer, vanquish.
  • (obsolete, transitive) To confute; to prove wrong.
  • (obsolete, transitive) To prove guilty; to convict.

Synonyms

  • persuade
  • satisfy
  • assure
  • convert
  • win over

Related terms

  • convict
  • conviction
  • convincible
  • convincingly

Exemple

  • I wouldn’t have or do something, unless I’m convinced that it’s good.
  • Such convincing proofs and assurances of it as might enable them to convince others.
  • His two chamberlains / Will I with wine and wassail so convince / That memory, the warder of the brain, / Shall be a fume.
  • God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
  • Which of you convinceth me of sin?
  • Seek not to convince me of a crime / Which I can ne’er repent, nor you can pardon.

Verb

  • (transitive) to puzzle, perplex, baffle, bewilder (somebody).
  • (transitive) To mix up, muddle up (one thing with another); to mistake (one thing for another).
  • (transitive) To mix thoroughly; to confound; to disorder.
  • (transitive, dated) To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.
  • (transitive, obsolete) To rout; discomfit.
  • (intransitive) To be confused.

Synonyms

  • flummox
  • mistake
  • confuse

Related terms

  • confused
  • confusing
  • confusion

Examples

  • People who say “hola” to Italians are confusing Italian with Spanish.