Definitions for: Mystify


[v] be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"
[v] make mysterious; "mystify the story"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mys"ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mystified; p. pr. &
vb. n. Mystifying.] [F. mystifier, fr. Gr. ? + L. -ficare
(in comp.) to make. See 1st Mystery, and -fy.]
1. To involve in mystery; to make obscure or difficult to
understand; as, to mystify a passage of Scripture.

2. To perplex the mind of; to puzzle; to impose upon the
credulity of; as, to mystify an opponent.

He took undue advantage of his credulity and
mystified him exceedingly. --Ld.
Campbell.

Synonyms: amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stupefy, vex

Antonyms: demystify

See Also: bedevil, bedim, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, elude, escape, figure out, fox, fuddle, lick, mix up, obscure, overcloud, puzzle out, puzzle over, riddle, solve, stagger, stump, throw, work, work out

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