perplex - Dictionary definition and meaning for word perplex

(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to
Example Sentence
  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me
(verb) make more complicated
Synonyms : complicate
Example Sentence
  • There was a new development that complicated the matter

Memory aid to help you memorize this

PERPLEX: PER+PLEX (Plex means PLasma EXchange). Now, that sounds complicated. Perplex means to cause to be puzzled.
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perplex = complex (full of confusion)
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