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Verb: perplex  pu(r)'pleks
  1. Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    "These questions perplex even the experts";
    - confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, dumbfound
     
  2. Make more complicated
    "There was a new development that perplexed the matter";
    - complicate

Derived forms: perplexes, perplexed, perplexing

Type of: alter, be, change, modify