(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. puzzle, bewilder, confuse, mystify, confound, non-plus; distract, disconcert. See difficulty, unintelligibility, doubt.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. puzzle, confound, bewilder; see confuse .
See Synonym Study at confuse .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
confuse, puzzle, mix up, *discombobulate, confound, muddle, befuddle, mystify, baffle, bewilder, dumbfound.
ANT.: clarify, enlighten, *show the light
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To cause to be unclear in mind or intent: addle, befuddle, bewilder, confound, confuse, discombobulate, dizzy, fuddle, jumble, mix up, muddle, mystify, puzzle. Informal: throw. Idiom: make one's head reel (or swim or whirl). See CLEAR, FEELINGS. 2. To make complex, intricate, or perplexing: complicate, embarrass, entangle, involve, ravel, snarl2, tangle. See SIMPLE.

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  • perplex — PERPLÉX, Ă, perplecşi, xe, adj. (Despre oameni) Surprins, uimit, uluit (şi nedumerit); încurcat, dezorientat, năuc. năucit, ♦ (Despre atitudinea, manifestările oamenilor) Care arată, exprimă, trădează perplexitate. – Din fr. perplexe, lat.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Perplex — Per*plex , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perplexed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perplexing}.] [L. perplexari. See {Perplex}, a.] 1. To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated, and difficult to be unraveled or understood; as, to perplex one with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perplex — Adj erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. perplexe, dieses aus l. perplexus wirr durcheinander, verflochten, verschlungen , zu l. plectere flechten und l. per .    Ebenso nndl. perplex, ne. perplexed, nfrz. perplexe …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • perplex — Adj. (Oberstufe) ugs.: voll sprachlosem Erstaunen, verblüfft Synonyme: baff, erstaunt, sprachlos, überrascht, verdutzt, platt (ugs.) Beispiel: Ich war perplex über sein Liebesgeständnis und wusste nicht, was ich sagen soll. Kollokation: jmdn.… …   Extremes Deutsch

  • perplex — [pər pleks′] vt. [< ME perplex, perplexed < MFr perplexe < L perplexus, entangled, confused, involved < per, through + plexus, pp. of plectere, to twist, plait: see PLY1] 1. to make (a person) uncertain, doubtful, or hesitant;… …   English World dictionary

  • Perplex — Per*plex , a. [L. perplexus entangled, intricate; per + plectere, plexum, to plait, braid: cf. F. perplexe. See {Per }, and {Plait}.] Intricate; difficult. [Obs.] Glanvill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perplex — (v. lat.), bestürzt, verlegen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Perpléx — (lat.), bestürzt, verblüfft …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Perplex — Perplex, lat. deutsch, verwirrt, verlegen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • perplex — I verb baffle, bedevil, bemuse, beset, bewilder, bother, complicate, confound, confuse, corner, discompose, disconcert, disorient, disquiet, distrahere, disturb, embarrass, encumber, entangle, fill with doubt, fog, involve, make difficult, make… …   Law dictionary

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