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Meaning of MYSTIFY

Pronunciation:  'mistu`fI

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

MYSTIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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