Synonyms for Baffle:

n.

defy, be (as) clear as mud, be beyond someone, deepen. artifact (noun)
baffle board.
baffle (noun)
thwart, vex, beat, nonplus, scotch, get, spoil, gravel, dumbfound, amaze, puzzle, pose, bilk, baffle board, perplex, flummox, regulate, foil, stupefy, bewilder, mystify, frustrate, cross.

v.

change (verb)
regulate.
cognition (verb)
flummox, bewilder, dumbfound, perplex, amaze, gravel, beat, vex, pose, mystify, stupefy, puzzle, get, nonplus.
confuse (verb)
confuse, muddle, misconstrue, mistake, fluster, obscure, perplex, cloud.
hinder (verb)
crimp, catch, counter, hamper, beat, bottleneck, fetter, paralyze, encumber, impair, bar, burden, block, foil, hinder, inhibit, restrict, complicate, delay, oppose, clog, curb, mire, snarl, snag, cramp, dam, impede, brake, interrupt, entangle, jam, thwart, constrain, foul, tangle, cripple, drag, obstruct, defeat, plug, stop, congest, frustrate, hamstring, check, constipate, choke, stay, handicap, deter, restrain, bung, resist, entrap, detain.
perplex (verb)
amaze, nonplus, muddle, get, confuse, stump, dumbfound, puzzle, mystify, bewilder.

Other synonyms:

defy, checkmate, stymie. deepen, stump. defeat. confuse
flummox, bewilder, get.
countermove
checkmate.
mystify
mystify.
Other relevant words:
get, mystify, beat, cross, stupefy, scotch, stymie, gravel, vex, checkmate, defy, deepen, bewilder, puzzle, pose, bilk, regulate, nonplus, defeat, spoil, baffle board, foil, cut the ground from under, amaze, dumbfound, flummox, stump.

Usage examples for baffle

  1. The nature and nurture of solid learning were better understood when schools were built from which came Shakespeare and Bacon and Raleigh; and the glare of the sun was not let in to baffle the light of the eyes upon the mind. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. Beyond and after this, I might add, but for its too great length, the indisputable testimony of certain friends of mine as to inexplicable writings on locked slates and paper, the revelation of secrets, nay visible apparitions, and both records of the secret past and revelations of the still more secret future afterwards fulfilled,- to all which I cannot, as an honest man and a believer in human evidence, refuse to give a distinct testimony, even though conjurors perpetually baffle our confused judgment. – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  3. She told him she was watched, and thought it was done to baffle a mission she had undertaken; but, having got so far, she blushed and hesitated. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault