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Definition of mesmerize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

mesmerize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈmɛzməˌraɪz//
 
[usually passive] mesmerize somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mesmerize
 
he / she / it mesmerizes
 
past simple mesmerized
 
-ing form mesmerizing
 
 
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to have such a strong effect on you that you cannot give your attention to anything else They were mesmerized by her performance. synonym fascinate
mesmerizing
 
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adjective Her performance was mesmerizing.
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