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mystify (v.)

1798, "to make obscure, obscure the meaning of;" 1814, "perplex purposely," from French mystifier (1772), a verb formed irregularly from mystique "mysterious" (see mystic (adj.)) + -fier "to make" (see -fy). Related: Mystified; mystifying.

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Definitions of mystify from WordNet

mystify (v.)
be a mystery or bewildering to;
mystify (v.)
make mysterious;
mystify the story
From wordnet.princeton.edu