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Definition 1: make more complicated - [verb of change]

Samples where perplex or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • There was a new development that complicated the matter

Synonyms for perplex in the sense of this definition

(perplex is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of perplex ) make complex

"he unnecessarily complexified every problem"

(... is a kind of perplex ) make more complicated or confused through entanglements

Definition 2: be a mystery or bewildering to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where perplex or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me

Synonyms for perplex in the sense of this definition

(perplex is a kind of ...) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

"These questions confuse even the experts" "This question completely threw me" "This question befuddled even the teacher"

(... is a kind of perplex ) cause to be perplexed or confounded

"This problem stumped her"

(... is a kind of perplex ) set a difficult problem or riddle

"riddle me a riddle"

(... is a kind of perplex ) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

"What you are seeing in him eludes me"

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