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

mesmerize

verb (British English also -ise)
ˈmezməraɪz
 
; ˈmezməraɪz
 
 
[usually passive] mesmerize somebody to have such a strong effect on you that you cannot give your attention to anything else
Synonym
fascinate
They were mesmerized by her performance.mesmerizing, -ising
ˈmezməraɪzɪŋ
 
; ˈmezməraɪzɪŋ
 
adjectiveHer performance was mesmerizing.
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