Confuse vs Babelize - What's the difference?

confuse | babelize |


As verbs the difference between confuse and babelize

is that confuse is to thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder while babelize is to confuse by mixing or mingling divergent or distinct languages or cultures.

confuse

English

Verb

(confus)
  • To thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder.
  • (obsolete) To rout; discomfit.
  • To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.
  • To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.
  • To mistake one thing for another.
  • Synonyms

    * flummox * mistake * See also

    See also

    * discombobulate ----

    babelize

    English

    Alternative forms

    * Babelize

    Verb

    (babeliz)
  • To confuse by mixing or mingling divergent or distinct languages or cultures.
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year=1995 , author=Thomas A. Wilson , title=Genealogy of the way: the construction and uses of the Confucian tradition in late imperial China , isbn=0804724253 , page=18 , passage=And if we want to speak upon our return of what we have learned there, to speak in our language perforce loses the life of their thoughts, but to speak in their language is to babelize in our own world.}}