Definition of hypnotize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hypnotize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈhɪpnəˌtaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hypnotize
     
    he / she / it hypnotizes
     
    past simple hypnotized
     
    -ing form hypnotizing
     
     
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  1. 1hypnotize somebody to produce a state of hypnosis in someone
  2. 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.
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