English verb: perplex
|1.||perplex (cognition) be a mystery or bewildering to|
|Samples||This beats me!.|
Got me--I don't know the answer!.
A vexing problem.
This question really stuck me.
|Examples||The bad news will perplex him, The good news will perplex her, The performance is likely to perplex Sue|
|Synonyms||amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw|
|Narrower (hyponym)||elude, escape, mix up, riddle, stump|
|2.||perplex (change) make more complicated|
|Samples||There was a new development that complicated the matter.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||alter, change, modify|
|Narrower (hyponym)||complexify, embrangle, snarl, snarl up|