The result was to deepen and mystify a simple political remark.
He does things that mystify her, too, which I think is true of all relationships.
How does suicide in the ranks continue to mystify the much-vaunted and ever-powerful U.S. military?
1814, from French mystifier (1772), a verb formed irregularly from mystique "a mystic" (see mystic (adj.)) + -fier (see -fy). Related: Mystified; mystifying.