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Synonyms for puzzle

Noun

1. puzzle, puzzler, mystifier, teaser, problem
usage: a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"
2. puzzle, game
usage: a game that tests your ingenuity

Verb

1. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
usage: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
2. puzzle, chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate
usage: be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
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