Mystify

Definition of Mystify

Mys´ti`fy
v. t.1.To involve in mystery; to make obscure or difficult to understand; as, to mystify a passage of Scripture.
[imp. & p. p. Mystified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mystifying .]
2.To perplex the mind of; to puzzle; to impose upon the credulity of; to baffle; as, to mystify an opponent.
He took undue advantage of his credulity and mystified him exceedingly.
- Ld. Campbell.

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