English verb: mystify
|1.||mystify (cognition) be a mystery or bewildering to|
|Samples||This beats me!.|
Got me--I don't know the answer!.
A vexing problem.
This question really stuck me.
|Examples||The bad news will mystify him, The good news will mystify her, The performance is likely to mystify Sue|
|Synonyms||amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw|
|Narrower (hyponym)||elude, escape, mix up, riddle, stump|
|2.||mystify (change) make mysterious|
|Samples||Mystify the story.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||blot out, hide, obliterate, obscure, veil|