Mys·ti·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mystified p. pr. & vb. n. Mystifying ]
1. To involve in mystery; to make obscure or difficult to understand; as, to mystify a passage of Scripture.
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.
v 1: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I
don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This
question really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick,
get, puzzle, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder,
flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
2: make mysterious; "mystify the story" [ant: demystify]