Antonyms for mystify

Grammar : Verb
Spell : mis-tuh-fahy
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmɪs təˌfaɪ

Definition of mystify

Origin :
  • 1814, from French mystifier (1772), a verb formed irregularly from mystique "a mystic" (see mystic (adj.)) + -fier (see -fy). Related: Mystified; mystifying.
  • verb bewilder, confuse
Example sentences :
  • Two blocks of moving waggons will mystify them, not attract them.
  • Extract from : « On the Heels of De Wet » by The Intelligence Officer
  • Colonel Ellwell contrived to mystify the people a little as follows.
  • Extract from : « Letters from Port Royal » by Various
  • "We don't care to mystify you, Leopold," laughed Mr. Hamilton.
  • Extract from : « The Coming Wave » by Oliver Optic
  • “A very learned person,” said Rhoda, to whom it was delight to mystify Molly.
  • Extract from : « The Maidens' Lodge » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • "It came from Ball & Black's," said our hero, willing to mystify him.
  • Extract from : « Fame and Fortune » by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • “Precisely the length of her ability to mystify me,” he replied.
  • Extract from : « The Daughters of Danaus » by Mona Caird
  • "The more we mystify them, the more they will fear us," said the doctor.
  • Extract from : « Pharaoh's Broker » by Ellsworth Douglass
  • We shall have a laugh at them afterwards, and if I were in your place I'd mystify them more than ever.
  • Extract from : « Crime and Punishment » by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Still he did not scruple about giving it, or attempt in any manner to mystify or to deceive.
  • Extract from : « Oak Openings » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Had it really been lost—or had it been placed there in order to mystify and mislead the police?
  • Extract from : « The Place of Dragons » by William Le Queux

Synonyms for mystify

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