HyperDic: mystify

English > 2 senses of the word mystify:
VERBcognitionmystify, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundbe a mystery or bewildering to
changemystifymake mysterious
mystify > pronunciation
Soundsmih'stahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > mystify: 2 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningBe a mystery or bewildering to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will mystify him; The good news will mystify her; The performance is likely to mystify Sue
Synonymsperplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
Narrowerelude, escapeBe incomprehensible to
riddleSet a difficult problem or riddle
stump, mix upCause to be perplexed or confounded
Broaderconfuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulateBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
Spanishasombrar, confundir, desconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, sorprender
Catalandesconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar
Nounsmysterysomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
mystificationthe activity of obscuring / obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
mystificationsomething designed to mystify or bewilder / bewilder
mystifiera particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
English > mystify: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake mysterious.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"mystify the story"
Broaderobscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hidemake undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
Oppositedemystifymake less mysterious or remove the mystery from
Spanishdejar perplejo, desconcertar, mistificar
Catalandesconcertar
Nounsmysterysomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
mystificationthe activity of obscuring / obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered
mystificationsomething designed to mystify or bewilder / bewilder
mystificationconfusion resulting from failure to understand

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