Meaning of perplex

per•plex

Pronunciation: (pur-pleks'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cause to be puzzled or bewildered over what is not understood or certain; confuse mentally: Her strange response perplexed me.
  2. to make complicated or confused, as a matter or question.
  3. to hamper with complications, confusion, or uncertainty.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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