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

Derived forms: hypnotized, hypnotizes, hypnotizing

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

Encyclopedia: Hypnotize