Complicate vs Confuscate - What's the difference?

complicate | confuscate |


As verbs the difference between complicate and confuscate

is that complicate is to fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult while confuscate is to confuse, confound, or perplex.

As an adjective complicate

is (obsolete) intertwined.

complicate

English

Verb

(complicat)
  • To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.
  • Don't complicate yourself in issues that are beyond the scope of your education.
  • to expose involvement in a convoluted matter.
  • John has been complicated in the affair by new tapes that surfaced.
    The DA has made every effort to complicate me in the scandal.

    Synonyms

    * (expose involvement in a convoluted matter) intricate, entangle, embroil, mix up (in something), mire

    See also

    * complex

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Intertwined.
  • Complex, complicated.
  • * 1745 , Edward Young, Night-Thoughts , I:
  • How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, / How complicate , how wonderful, is Man!

    confuscate

    English

    Verb

  • To confuse, confound, or perplex.
  • To complicate; to cause confusion.
  • Synonyms

    * (confuse) confusticate