Definition of perplex verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

perplex

 verb
verb
NAmE//pərˈplɛks//
 
[usually passive]perplex somebodyit 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.
NAmE//pərˈpleksɪŋ//
 
adjective a perplexing problem I found the whole thing extremely perplexing.
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