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

 

mesmerize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈmezməraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmezməraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mesmerize
BrE BrE//ˈmezməraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmezməraɪz//
 
he / she / it mesmerizes
BrE BrE//ˈmezməraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmezməraɪzɪz//
 
past simple mesmerized
BrE BrE//ˈmezməraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmezməraɪzd//
 
past participle mesmerized
BrE BrE//ˈmezməraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmezməraɪzd//
 
-ing form mesmerizing
BrE BrE//ˈmezməraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmezməraɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mesmerize