Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb vex

5 senses of vex

Sense 1
annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")
       => displease -- (give displeasure to)

Sense 2
worry, vex -- (disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me")
       => perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder -- (disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill")

Sense 3
agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up -- (change the arrangement or position of)
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 4
vex -- (subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation; "vex the subject of the death penalty")
       => debate, deliberate -- (discuss the pros and cons of an issue)

Sense 5
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound -- (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")
       => confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate -- (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher")

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