v. bewilder purposely; confuse or puzzle mentally; make obscure or mysterious
When doctors speak in medical jargon, they often mystify their patients, who have little knowledge of medical terminology.
Sentence in Classic:
Night after night, I record predictions that never come to pass, professions that are never fulfilled, explanations that are only meant to mystify.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The cardinal is not the man to forget a mystification until he has settled account with the mystifier; and the mystifier appears to me to have the air of being a certain young Gascon of my acquaintance.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
He stood for a few minutes holding the candle aloft, and blinking on our travellers with a dismal and mystified expression that was truly ludicrous.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context