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Definition of perplex verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually passive] perplex somebody it perplexes somebody that…Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perplex
he / she / it perplexes
past simple perplexed
-ing form perplexing
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if something perplexes you, it makes you confused or worried because you do not understand it They were perplexed by her response.
adjective a perplexing problem I found the whole thing extremely perplexing.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: perplex