1 : to make uncertain or unable to understand : perplex
<The directions confused me and I got lost.
Clearly connected to performance and the performative, the texts in Drag fascinate and engage the reader, but they also frustrate and perplex
These are weighty challenges that would perplex
and frustrate King if he were alive.
For the second consecutive week, USC found itself trailing in the third quarter, and it's beginning to perplex
Trojans coach Pete Carroll.
For masons that still perplex
scientists, clusters of atoms called methyl groups blanket much of the DNA in humans and other vertebrates.