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Verb: mesmerize  'mez-mu,rIz
  1. Maintain the complete attention of (someone), e.g. because they are fascinated
    "She mesmerized the audience with her tricks";
    - magnetize, mesmerise [Brit], magnetise [Brit], bewitch, spellbind, hypnotize, hypnotise [Brit]
  2. Induce hypnosis in
    - hypnotize, hypnotise [Brit], mesmerise [Brit]

Derived forms: mesmerized, mesmerizing, mesmerizes

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

Encyclopedia: Mesmerize