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Dig into life with wild roving abandon, opening your mind to the delicious possibilities that perplex the mind, entice the heart, and excite the spirit.
Maximillian Degenerez

Meaning of "perplex" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PERPLEX

From obsolete perplex (adj) intricate, from Latin perplexus entangled, from per- (thoroughly) + plectere to entwine.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PERPLEX

perplex  [pəˈplɛks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERPLEX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Perplex is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb perplex in English.

WHAT DOES PERPLEX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of perplex in the English dictionary

The definition of perplex in the dictionary is to puzzle; bewilder; confuse. Other definition of perplex is to complicate.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PERPLEX

PRESENT

Present
I perplex
you perplex
he/she/it perplexes
we perplex
you perplex
they perplex
Present continuous
I am perplexing
you are perplexing
he/she/it is perplexing
we are perplexing
you are perplexing
they are perplexing
Present perfect
I have perplexed
you have perplexed
he/she/it has perplexed
we have perplexed
you have perplexed
they have perplexed
Present perfect continuous
I have been perplexing
you have been perplexing
he/she/it has been perplexing
we have been perplexing
you have been perplexing
they have been perplexing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I perplexed
you perplexed
he/she/it perplexed
we perplexed
you perplexed
they perplexed
Past continuous
I was perplexing
you were perplexing
he/she/it was perplexing
we were perplexing
you were perplexing
they were perplexing
Past perfect
I had perplexed
you had perplexed
he/she/it had perplexed
we had perplexed
you had perplexed
they had perplexed
Past perfect continuous
I had been perplexing
you had been perplexing
he/she/it had been perplexing
we had been perplexing
you had been perplexing
they had been perplexing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will perplex
you will perplex
he/she/it will perplex
we will perplex
you will perplex
they will perplex
Future continuous
I will be perplexing
you will be perplexing
he/she/it will be perplexing
we will be perplexing
you will be perplexing
they will be perplexing
Future perfect
I will have perplexed
you will have perplexed
he/she/it will have perplexed
we will have perplexed
you will have perplexed
they will have perplexed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been perplexing
you will have been perplexing
he/she/it will have been perplexing
we will have been perplexing
you will have been perplexing
they will have been perplexing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would perplex
you would perplex
he/she/it would perplex
we would perplex
you would perplex
they would perplex
Conditional continuous
I would be perplexing
you would be perplexing
he/she/it would be perplexing
we would be perplexing
you would be perplexing
they would be perplexing
Conditional perfect
I would have perplex
you would have perplex
he/she/it would have perplex
we would have perplex
you would have perplex
they would have perplex
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been perplexing
you would have been perplexing
he/she/it would have been perplexing
we would have been perplexing
you would have been perplexing
they would have been perplexing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you perplex
we let´s perplex
you perplex
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to perplex
Past participle
perplexed
Present Participle
perplexing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PERPLEX


Cineplex
ˈsɪnɪˌplɛks
complex
ˈkɒmplɛks
contraplex
ˈkɒntrəˌplɛks
duplex
ˈdjuːplɛks
flex
flɛks
fourplex
ˈfɔːplɛks
funplex
ˈfʌnˌplɛks
googolplex
ˈɡuːɡɒlˌplɛks
megaplex
ˈmɛɡəˌplɛks
multiplex
ˈmʌltɪˌplɛks
noncomplex
ˌnɒnˈkɒmplɛks
octuplex
ˈɒktjʊˌplɛks
overcomplex
ˌəʊvəˈkɒmplɛks
quadplex
ˈkwɒdplɛks
quadruplex
ˈkwɒdrʊˌplɛks
simplex
ˈsɪmplɛks
suplex
ˈsuːplɛks
Supplex
ˈsʌplɛks
triplex
ˈtrɪplɛks
unperplex
ˌʌnpəˈplɛks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERPLEX

perpetualism
perpetualist
perpetuality
perpetually
perpetuance
perpetuate
perpetuation
perpetuator
perpetuities
perpetuity
perphenazine
Perpignan
perplexed
perplexedly
perplexedness
perplexer
perplexing
perplexingly
perplexities
perplexity

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERPLEX

AIDS-related complex
apartment complex
B complex
cinema complex
Golgi complex
herpes simplex
heteroduplex
immune complex
inferiority complex
leisure complex
major histocompatibility complex
metroplex
military-industrial complex
Oedipus complex
plex
shopping complex
studio complex
superiority complex
time-division multiplex
vitamin B complex

Synonyms and antonyms of perplex in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PERPLEX»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «perplex» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of perplex

Translation of «perplex» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERPLEX

Find out the translation of perplex to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of perplex from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «perplex» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

困扰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

perplex
570 millions of speakers

English

perplex
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्याकुल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

إرباك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Perplex
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perplexo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হতবুদ্ধি করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

embarrasser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perplex
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verwirren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

混乱させる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

난처
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perplex
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm phiền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பதறச்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोंधळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çapraşıklaştırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

imbarazzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

perplex
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Perplex
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Perplex
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

περιπλέκω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

perspex
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

perplex
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

perplex
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of perplex

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERPLEX»

The term «perplex» is regularly used and occupies the 90.890 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about perplex

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «PERPLEX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word perplex.
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Maximillian Degenerez
Dig into life with wild roving abandon, opening your mind to the delicious possibilities that perplex the mind, entice the heart, and excite the spirit.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERPLEX»

Discover the use of perplex in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to perplex and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Pooh Perplex
This edition contains a new preface by the author that compares literary theory then and now and identifies some of the real-life critics who were spoofed in certain chapters.
Frederick Crews, 2003
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Strange Scriptures That Perplex the Western Mind
The aim of the interesting volume is to clarify familiar scriptural phrases and texts by explaining some usual Eastern customs, thereby shedding new light on the unchanging truth of God's word.
Barbara M. Bowen, 1943
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Growing Old Disgracefully: How to upset and perplex your ...
Then you need Rohan Candappa. The man who bought you The Little Book of Stress, The Little Book of Wrong Shui and The Autobiography of a One Year Old has hit the nail on the head once more.
Rohan Candappa, 2010
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Why the Novel Matters: A Postmodern Perplex
" --Donald Gray In this series of essays from Novel: A Forum on Fiction, a pantheon of scholars explores the conflict between "humanist" and "posthumanist" responses to questions about the novel's relevancy in postmodern times.
Mark Spilka, Caroline McCracken-Flesher, 1990
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Problems Which Perplex, Mainly Psychic, Explained by ...
1890. What is the difference between Spriitulism and psychic research?
G. Vale Owen, 2010
6
The Pocahontas Perplex: Peoples ́ attitudes towards women ...
The best known version of this tale is the national myth of Pocahontas and John Smith, effecting American imagination to a great extent.
Stephanie Wössner, 2009
7
Space Time Play: Synergies Between Computer Games, ...
Steve Peters Mind Candy Mind Candy, 2005 PERPLEX CITY An Alternate Reality Treasure Hunt In April of 2005, Mind Candy launched Perplex City, an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) meant to promote its line of Perplex City puzzle collector's ...
Friedrich von Borries, Steffen P. Walz, Matthias Bottger, 2007
8
The Masonic Why and Wherefore: Being Answers to 101 ...
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
J. S. M. Ward, 2006
9
A Feminist Companion to Ruth and Esther
As a master narrative with an ideological function, the Pocahontas Perplex construes the nobility of Pocahontas and other Indian women as a 'princess' who 'must save or give aid to white men'. As Green notes, 'the only good Indian—male or ...
Athalya Brenner, 1999
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Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain
Visual. Media. and. the. Primitivist. Perplex. Colonial. Fantasies,. Indigenous. Imagination,. and. Advocacy. in. North. America. Harald E. L. Prins Striking images of tawny humans collaged with soaring eagles or some other form of wildlife, ...
Faye D. Ginsburg, Lila Abu-Lughod, Brian Larkin, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERPLEX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term perplex is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hundreds turn out for Sandra Bland's funeral
The details of Sandra Bland's death – ruled as a suicide – continue to perplex most of us. It is truly a heartbreaking string of events, and one that ... «New Pittsburgh Courier, Jul 15»
2
HSAs still perplex consumers, health professionals say
Health savings accounts (HSAs) have been around since the early 2000s, but that doesn't mean consumers understand how to use them or ... «Healthcare Dive, Jul 15»
3
Five months of Pakistani journalist in Jalalabad prison - XX
My bill turned out to be Rs1800 which left me into a perplex situation. Read the Urdu version here: Five months in Jalalabad prison ... «DunyaNews Pakistan, Jul 15»
4
Analysts: Why keep six-member GRCs?
As Dr da Cunha put it: "Six-member GRCs stand out like a sore thumb and their continued existence will likely perplex many people." EAST v ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
5
Donald Trump's 'dangerous' expectations of Laredo perplex local …
LAREDO, Texas-- The two bronze cowboy statues welcoming travelers to the Laredo International Airport were the only remnants of the Wild ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
6
Why Better Questions Make Better Businesses
Humankind has moved forward by finding sophisticated answers to the questions that perplex us most. This is as true in business as it is in any ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
7
Counter hostility with the message of Christ's love
This fact alone seemed to utterly perplex many leading British commentators. The very concept of a religious politician is anathema to many in the metropolitan ... «Scottish Catholic Observer, Jul 15»
8
Understanding the Greek debt crisis at home and abroad
However, the economic decisions facing the Greek people and their government might perplex even today's greatest philosophers and ... «Business Record, Jul 15»
9
Collecting Crime (Fiction) - A Very Shocking Shocker
... like the spectator at a melodrama, is admitted to the secrets which perplex the actors. This adds to the interest rather than otherwise, and often lifts the book on ... «ILAB, Jul 15»
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More animal remains found in Sacramento, still no arrests made
... morning in midtown Sacramento. This is the latest in a months-long series of livestock killings that has continued to perplex authorities. «Sacramento Sun Times, Jul 15»

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