demystify


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de·mys·ti·fy

 (dē-mĭs′tə-fī′)
tr.v. de·mys·ti·fied, de·mys·ti·fy·ing, de·mys·ti·fies
To make less mysterious; clarify: The biography demystified the senator's career.

de·mys′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
de·mys′ti·fi′er n.
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demystify

(diːˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to remove the mystery from; make clear
deˌmystifiˈcation n
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de•mys•ti•fy

(diˈmɪs təˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to rid of mystery; clarify.
[1960–65]
de•mys`ti•fi•ca′tion, n.
de•mys′ti•fi`er, n.
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demystify


Past participle: demystified
Gerund: demystifying

Imperative
demystify
demystify
Present
I demystify
you demystify
he/she/it demystifies
we demystify
you demystify
they demystify
Preterite
I demystified
you demystified
he/she/it demystified
we demystified
you demystified
they demystified
Present Continuous
I am demystifying
you are demystifying
he/she/it is demystifying
we are demystifying
you are demystifying
they are demystifying
Present Perfect
I have demystified
you have demystified
he/she/it has demystified
we have demystified
you have demystified
they have demystified
Past Continuous
I was demystifying
you were demystifying
he/she/it was demystifying
we were demystifying
you were demystifying
they were demystifying
Past Perfect
I had demystified
you had demystified
he/she/it had demystified
we had demystified
you had demystified
they had demystified
Future
I will demystify
you will demystify
he/she/it will demystify
we will demystify
you will demystify
they will demystify
Future Perfect
I will have demystified
you will have demystified
he/she/it will have demystified
we will have demystified
you will have demystified
they will have demystified
Future Continuous
I will be demystifying
you will be demystifying
he/she/it will be demystifying
we will be demystifying
you will be demystifying
they will be demystifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been demystifying
you have been demystifying
he/she/it has been demystifying
we have been demystifying
you have been demystifying
they have been demystifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been demystifying
you will have been demystifying
he/she/it will have been demystifying
we will have been demystifying
you will have been demystifying
they will have been demystifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been demystifying
you had been demystifying
he/she/it had been demystifying
we had been demystifying
you had been demystifying
they had been demystifying
Conditional
I would demystify
you would demystify
he/she/it would demystify
we would demystify
you would demystify
they would demystify
Past Conditional
I would have demystified
you would have demystified
he/she/it would have demystified
we would have demystified
you would have demystified
they would have demystified
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.demystify - make less mysterious or remove the mystery from; "let's demystify the event by explaining what it is all about"
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
mystify - make mysterious; "mystify the story"
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Translations

demystify

[diːˈmɪstɪfaɪ] VTdesmitificar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

demystify

[diːˈmɪstɪfaɪ] vt (= make clearer) → démystifier
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

demystify

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

demystify

[diːˈmɪstɪˌfaɪ] vtdemistificare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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