AskDefine | Define perplex

Dictionary Definition

perplex

Verb

1 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" [syn: vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
2 make more complicated; "There was a new development that complicated the matter" [syn: complicate] [ant: simplify]

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Verb

  1. Cause to feel baffled; puzzle.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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