- 1hypnotize somebody to produce a state of hypnosis in someone
- 2[usually passive] hypnotize somebody (formal) to interest someone so much that they can think of nothing else synonym mesmerize He was hypnotized by her beauty. She gazed down into the ocean, hypnotized by the swirling tide.
NAmE//ˈhɪpnəˌtaɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hypnotize
he / she / it hypnotizes
past simple hypnotized
-ing form hypnotizing