Definition of hypnotize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hypnotize

     verb
    (British English also -ise)verb
    BrE BrE//ˈhɪpnətaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪpnətaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hypnotize
    BrE BrE//ˈhɪpnətaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪpnətaɪz//
     
    he / she / it hypnotizes
    BrE BrE//ˈhɪpnətaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪpnətaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple hypnotized
    BrE BrE//ˈhɪpnətaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪpnətaɪzd//
     
    past participle hypnotized
    BrE BrE//ˈhɪpnətaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪpnətaɪzd//
     
    -ing form hypnotizing
    BrE BrE//ˈhɪpnətaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪpnətaɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1hypnotize somebody to produce a state of hypnosis in somebody
  2. 2[usually passive] hypnotize somebody (formal) to interest somebody 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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