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Definition 1: be a mystery or bewildering to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where vex 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 vex in the sense of this definition

(vex 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 vex ) cause to be perplexed or confounded

"This problem stumped her"

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

"riddle me a riddle"

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

"What you are seeing in him eludes me"

Definition 2: subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation - [verb of communication]

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

  • vex the subject of the death penalty

(vex is a kind of ...) discuss the pros and cons of an issue

Definition 3: change the arrangement or position of - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for vex in the sense of this definition

(vex is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of vex ) stir vigorously

"beat the egg whites" "beat the cream"

(... is a kind of vex ) agitate

"toss the salad"

(... is a kind of vex ) make turbid by stirring up the sediments of

(... is a kind of vex ) stir by poking

"poke the embers in the fireplace"

Definition 4: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations - [verb of emotion]

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

  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Synonyms for vex in the sense of this definition

(vex is a kind of ...) give displeasure to

(... is a kind of vex ) irritate

"Her childish behavior really get to me" "His lying really gets me"

(... is a kind of vex ) gnaw into; make resentful or angry

"The injustice rankled her" "his resentment festered"

(... is a kind of vex ) cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

(... is a kind of vex ) trouble or vex

"ruffle somebody's composure"

(... is a kind of vex ) cause annoyance in

(... is a kind of vex ) annoy continually or chronically

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

(... is a kind of vex ) provoke the hostility of

"Don't antagonize your boss"

(vex has a similar meaning as ...) feel extreme irritation or anger

"He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

Definition 5: disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress - [verb of emotion]

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

  • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me

Synonyms for vex in the sense of this definition

(vex is a kind of ...) disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

"She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

(... is a kind of vex ) suggest fear or doubt

"Her heart misgave her that she had acted inexcusably"

(... is a kind of vex ) worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way

"What's eating you?"

(... is a kind of vex ) worry persistently

"nagging concerns and doubts"

(vex has a similar meaning as ...) be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy

"I worry about my job"

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