Simple Definition of perplex
: to confuse (someone) very much
Full Definition of perplex
1 : to make unable to grasp something clearly or to think logically and decisively about something <her attitude perplexes me> <a perplexing problem>
2 : to make intricate or involved : complicate
Examples of perplex
Questions about the meaning of life have always perplexed humankind.
<let's not perplex the issue further with irrelevant concerns>
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