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Verb: hypnotise  'hip-nu,tIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: hypnotize)
  1. Induce hypnosis in
    "Many people do not believe it is possible to hypnotise instantaneously";
    - hypnotize, mesmerize, mesmerise [Brit]
  2. Maintain the complete attention of (someone), e.g. because they are fascinated
    "She hypnotised the audience with her tricks";
    - magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise [Brit], magnetise [Brit], bewitch, spellbind, hypnotize

Derived forms: hypnotising, hypnotises, hypnotised

Type of: calm, charm, influence, sedate, tempt, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillise [Brit], tranquillize

Encyclopedia: Hypnotise