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mystify

Verb

1 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" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
2 make mysterious; "mystify the story" [ant: demystify] [also: mystified]

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Etymology

From mystifier

Verb

  1. to thoroughly confuse, befuddle, or bewilder
    • Solar eclipses continued to mystify ancient humans for thousands of years.

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