Mystify

Mys"ti*fy

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mystified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mystifying (?).] [F. mystifier, fr. Gr. + L. -ficare (in comp.) to make. See 1st Mystery, and -fy.] 1. To involve in mystery; to make obscure or difficult to understand; as, to mystify a passage of Scripture.
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2. To perplex the mind of; to puzzle; to impose upon the credulity of; to baffle; as, to mystify an opponent.
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He took undue advantage of his credulity and mystified him exceedingly.
Ld. Campbell.
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