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  Definition of perplex
  1. make more complicated; "There was a new development that complicated the matter"
  2. be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don''t know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
Similar Words: complicate, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

 

See Also: puzzle over, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work

 

Hyponyms: complexify, snarl, snarl up, embrangle, stump, mix up, riddle, elude, escape

 

Derivational Morphology: complication, ramification, stupefaction, bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement, poser, stumper, toughie, sticker, puzzle, puzzler, mystifier, teaser, mystery, enigma, secret, closed book

 

 
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