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People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.
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Meaning of "mystify" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MYSTIFY

From French mystifier, from mystèremystery1 or mystiquemystic.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MYSTIFY

mystify  [ˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MYSTIFY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mystify is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb mystify in English.

WHAT DOES MYSTIFY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mystify

Deception

Deception, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification and subterfuge are acts to propagate beliefs of things that are not true, or not the whole truth. Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda, and sleight of hand, as well as distraction, camouflage, or concealment. There is also self-deception, as in bad faith. Deception is a major relational transgression that often leads to feelings of betrayal and distrust between relational partners. Deception violates relational rules and is considered to be a negative violation of expectations. Most people expect friends, relational partners, and even strangers to be truthful most of the time. If people expected most conversations to be untruthful, talking and communicating with others would require distraction and misdirection to acquire reliable information. A significant amount of deception occurs between romantic and relational partners.

Definition of mystify in the English dictionary

The definition of mystify in the dictionary is to confuse, bewilder, or puzzle. Other definition of mystify is to make mysterious or obscure.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MYSTIFY

PRESENT

Present
I mystify
you mystify
he/she/it mystifies
we mystify
you mystify
they mystify
Present continuous
I am mystifying
you are mystifying
he/she/it is mystifying
we are mystifying
you are mystifying
they are mystifying
Present perfect
I have mystified
you have mystified
he/she/it has mystified
we have mystified
you have mystified
they have mystified
Present perfect continuous
I have been mystifying
you have been mystifying
he/she/it has been mystifying
we have been mystifying
you have been mystifying
they have been mystifying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I mystified
you mystified
he/she/it mystified
we mystified
you mystified
they mystified
Past continuous
I was mystifying
you were mystifying
he/she/it was mystifying
we were mystifying
you were mystifying
they were mystifying
Past perfect
I had mystified
you had mystified
he/she/it had mystified
we had mystified
you had mystified
they had mystified
Past perfect continuous
I had been mystifying
you had been mystifying
he/she/it had been mystifying
we had been mystifying
you had been mystifying
they had been mystifying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will mystify
you will mystify
he/she/it will mystify
we will mystify
you will mystify
they will mystify
Future continuous
I will be mystifying
you will be mystifying
he/she/it will be mystifying
we will be mystifying
you will be mystifying
they will be mystifying
Future perfect
I will have mystified
you will have mystified
he/she/it will have mystified
we will have mystified
you will have mystified
they will have mystified
Future perfect continuous
I will have been mystifying
you will have been mystifying
he/she/it will have been mystifying
we will have been mystifying
you will have been mystifying
they will have been mystifying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would mystify
you would mystify
he/she/it would mystify
we would mystify
you would mystify
they would mystify
Conditional continuous
I would be mystifying
you would be mystifying
he/she/it would be mystifying
we would be mystifying
you would be mystifying
they would be mystifying
Conditional perfect
I would have mystify
you would have mystify
he/she/it would have mystify
we would have mystify
you would have mystify
they would have mystify
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been mystifying
you would have been mystifying
he/she/it would have been mystifying
we would have been mystifying
you would have been mystifying
they would have been mystifying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you mystify
we let´s mystify
you mystify
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to mystify
Past participle
mystified
Present Participle
mystifying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MYSTIFY


beautify
ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ
certify
ˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪ
demystify
diːˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ
fortify
ˈfɔːtɪˌfaɪ
identifier
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
identify
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
justify
ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ
karstify
ˈkɑːstɪˌfaɪ
mattify
ˈmætɪˌfaɪ
mortify
ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪ
notify
ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪ
objectify
əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ
prettify
ˈprɪtɪˌfaɪ
quantify
ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ
ratify
ˈrætɪˌfaɪ
rectify
ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪ
rejustify
riːˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ
retestify
ˌriːˈtestɪˌfaɪ
stratify
ˈstrætɪˌfaɪ
testify
ˈtɛstɪˌfaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MYSTIFY

mystery
mystery bag
mystery play
mystery shopper
mystery story
mystery tour
mystic
mystical
mystically
mysticalness
mysticete
mysticism
mysticly
mystification
mystified
mystifier
mystifies
mystifying
mystifyingly
mystique

WORDS THAT END LIKE MYSTIFY

acetify
beatify
brutify
compactify
decertify
flintify
fructify
frutify
interstratify
left-justify
misidentify
moistify
overidentify
prenotify
presanctify
recertify
right-justify
sanctify
stultify
unsanctify

Synonyms and antonyms of mystify in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MYSTIFY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mystify» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mystify

Translation of «mystify» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MYSTIFY

Find out the translation of mystify to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mystify from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mystify» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使困惑不解
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desconcertar
570 millions of speakers

English

mystify
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रहस्यमय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мистифицировать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mistificar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিগূঢ় করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rendre perplexe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mystify
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verblüffen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

迷わす
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어리둥절하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mystify
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

làm bối rối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மயக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गूढ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şaşırtmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

confondere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mistyfikować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

містифікувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mistifica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαστίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

mystifyleer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mystify
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mystifisere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mystify

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MYSTIFY»

The term «mystify» is normally little used and occupies the 112.147 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MYSTIFY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mystify» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mystify» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mystify

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3 QUOTES WITH «MYSTIFY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mystify.
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Sarah Churchwell
The legacy of slavery comes from the sustained political, legal and economic effort to link permanently an entire group of people to poverty - and to mystify that systematic disenfranchisement by making up something called race, which could serve as a distraction.
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Stonewall Jackson
Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible.
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Marc Newson
People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MYSTIFY»

Discover the use of mystify in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mystify and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mystify
Sasha Carrington has grown up feeling like an outsider, and her parents are too concerned with scaling the Lincoln, Connecticut, social ladder to even notice her.
Artist Arthur, 2011
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Mind Magic: Extraordinary Tricks to Mystify, Baffle and ...
This dazzling collection offers a rich selection of mind-reading, spirit-raising, future-telling illusions, complete with tips on how to present them most effectively.
Marc Lemezma, 2003
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It's Not Magic, It's Science!: 50 Science Tricks that ...
Presents a collection of fifty magic tricks that are based on scientific principles.
Hope Buttitta, 2007
4
Be a Magician!: How to Put on a Magic Show and Mystify Your ...
Offers tips for putting on a magic show and discusses showmanship, stage settings, and costumes and includes instructions for performing fifteen tricks.
Jay Boyar, 1981
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Mystify the Magician
Christopher, Jalil, April, David, and Senna escape from Atlantis to the island of Eire, a land out of Irish legends, where they discover that Merlin is getting closer, and that he will not stop his pursuit of Senna.
K. A. Applegate, 2001
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How to Prepare for the SAT 1
To mystify is to bewilder someone intentionally, to block that person's understanding. The relationship between the capitalized words is clear. However , this is the last question of a set, typically the hardest analogy question in that section.
Sharon Weiner Green, Ira K. Wolf, 2001
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How Great Generals Win
Stonewall Jackson "MYSTIFY, MISLEAD, AND SURPRISE" FI ; VEW SOLDIERS and fewer politicians recognized that the conditions of warfare changed fundamentally between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the outbreak of the ...
Bevin Alexander, 2002
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Jumble Magic: Puzzles to Mystify and Amaze!
Puzzle enthusiasts will be mystified by this new collection of magical Jumble puzzles.
Tribune Media Services, Henri Arnold, Bob Lee, 2013
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
His rule of strategy — "always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy" — seemed to apply to his own officers as well.1 Before May 8, 1862, many of his soldiers considered him crazy and called him "Old Tom Fool." Events during the next ...
James M. McPherson, 1988
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Big Book of Windows Hacks
To hack the Mystify screensaver, open the Registry Editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Screensavers\Mystify. Select Edit→ New DWORD (32-bit) Value, and create a new DWORD called ...
Preston Gralla, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MYSTIFY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mystify is used in the context of the following news items.
1
There's a way to fix portrait YouTube videos using your phone
But the curse of the vertical video will inevitably continue to irritate, befuzzle and mystify anyone who ever watches them. But YouTube has ... «Metro, Jul 15»
2
Orioles pitcher Billy Loes once lost a grounder 'in the sun'
They are athletes whose offbeat antics mystify teammates and fascinate fans and, over three centuries, Baltimore has been blessed with its ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
3
Main Line woman arrested on multiple drug charges
The most important thing to do is to de-mystify this drug and those that it has touched. Every family has a friend or loved one struggling with an ... «MyFOXPhilly.com, Jul 15»
4
OFF RADAR: Naming poets' names
To me it's more mysterious than any of these things, and while I don't have room to mystify you with what I mean by that, I can offer a few names ... «Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Laser Analysis Reveals That Astronauts' Skin Gets Thinner In Space
But alas, the mystery of the shrinking skin continues to mystify the team with Prof Koenig saying: “So far we have no explanation yet, and we are ... «Celebrity Cafe - Entertainment News, Jul 15»
6
The Daffy Dozen
They are athletes whose offbeat antics mystify teammates and fascinate fans — and Baltimore has been blessed with its share. The Baltimore ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
7
Science backs up destructive effects of pornography
She pleaded with the audience to “not mystify the sex industry. The real lives of those who are trafficked or prostituted are often indisputable ... «CatholicPhilly.com, Jul 15»
8
Kevin Millar 'made fun of others, but also himself' with Orioles
They are athletes whose offbeat antics mystify teammates and fascinate fans – and Baltimore has been blessed with its share. lRelated The ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
9
Tech's Justin Thomas has edge on Deshaun Watson…for now
His decisions were not flawless, but he was correct enough to mystify defenses. Thomas steered the Ramblin' Wreck to an 11-3 record and a ... «Greenville News, Jul 15»
10
Poem of the week: When Six O'Clock Comes and Another Day Has …
What she and the poem are telling us is that babies mystify us. Their passivity allows us uncomprehending power over their bodies, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mystify [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mystify>. Jul 2019 ».
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