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synonyms for mystify

  • baffle
  • confound
  • deceive
  • perplex
  • puzzle
  • stump
  • bamboozle
  • beat
  • befog
  • buffalo
  • elude
  • escape
  • floor
  • hoodwink
  • lick
  • lie
  • throw
  • trick
  • fog in
See also synonyms for: mystification / mystified / mystifying

antonyms for mystify

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  • clarify
  • clear up
  • enlighten
  • explain
  • help
  • lose
  • explicate
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How to use mystify in a sentence

We release millions of pounds of carcinogens into our air, water and food and act mystified when people start getting sick.
POISON IN THE AIRBY LYLLA YOUNES, AVA KOFMAN, AL SHAW AND LISA SONG, WITH ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY MAYA MILLER, PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATHLEEN FLYNN FOR PROPUBLICANOVEMBER 2, 2021PROPUBLICA
A former Capitol policeman well-versed in his agency’s procedures was mystified by the scene he watched unfold on live television.
CAPITOL RIOTERS PLANNED FOR WEEKS IN PLAIN SIGHT. THE POLICE WEREN’T READY.BY LOGAN JAFFE, LYDIA DEPILLIS, ISAAC ARNSDORF AND J. DAVID MCSWANEJANUARY 7, 2021PROPUBLICA
Law enforcement experts said they were mystified by the tactics that police used once the mob was already inside the Capitol.
CAPITOL BREACH PROMPTS URGENT QUESTIONS ABOUT SECURITY FAILURESCAROL D. LEONNIG, AARON DAVIS, DAN LAMOTHE, DAVID FAHRENTHOLDJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Indeed the fact that Mnuchin and Pelosi had continued negotiating as long as they did had mystified much of Washington.
PELOSI AND MNUCHIN, ONCE WASHINGTON’S ODD COUPLE, PUBLICLY DISAVOW ECONOMIC RELIEF TALKS - AND EACH OTHERERICA WERNEROCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The state agency thinks she’s still on payroll, which mystifies her.
HE MADE A MINOR MISTAKE FILLING OUT AN UNEMPLOYMENT FORM. THEN THE STATE DEMANDED $14,990 FROM HIM.BY AVA KOFMANOCTOBER 29, 2020PROPUBLICA
It can only mislead and mystify and the greater part of the literature is a mere jumble of inaccurate and mystifying statements.
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
By-and-by, having had his glass––and still with the puzzle of myself to mystify his poor wits––Tom Bull departed.
THE CRUISE OF THE SHINING LIGHTNORMAN DUNCAN
"The more we mystify them, the more they will fear us," said the doctor.
PHARAOH'S BROKERELLSWORTH DOUGLASS
Nothing, indeed, has tended to deceive and mystify the public mind more than the arbitrary conjunction of names.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
He sat down and wrote one of those short, clear-cut articles which served to amuse and mystify the public.
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSENE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-BURGLARMAURICE LEBLANC
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WORDS RELATED TO MYSTIFY

  • baffle
  • befuddle
  • bewilder
  • confound
  • discombobulate
  • disconcert
  • fuddle
  • mix up
  • muddle
  • muddy
  • mystify
  • perplex
  • puzzle
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