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English verb: mystify

1. mystify (cognition) be a mystery or bewildering to


SamplesThis beats me!.
Got me--I don't know the answer!.
A vexing problem.
This question really stuck me.


ExamplesThe bad news will mystify him, The good news will mystify her, The performance is likely to mystify Sue


Synonymsamaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex


Pattern of useSomething ----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


SamplesMystify the story.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blot out, hide, obliterate, obscure, veil


Antonymsdemystify









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