hypnotize

[hip-nuh-tahyz]
verb (used with object), hypnotized, hypnotizing.
1.
to put in the hypnotic state.
2.
to influence, control, or direct completely, as by personal charm, words, or domination: The speaker hypnotized the audience with his powerful personality.
3.
to frighten or startle so that movement is impossible: The headlights hypnotized the deer and it just stood staring at the oncoming car.
verb (used without object), hypnotized, hypnotizing.
4.
to practice hypnosis; put or be able to put others into a hypnotic state.
Also, especially British, hypnotise.


Origin:
1843; see hypnotism, -ize

hypnotizable, adjective
hypnotizability, noun
half-hypnotized, adjective
rehypnotize, verb (used with object), rehypnotized, rehypnotizing.
unhypnotizable, adjective
unhypnotize, verb (used with object), unhypnotized, unhypnotizing.
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hypnotize or hypnotise (ˈhɪpnəˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to induce hypnosis in (a person)
2.  to charm or beguile; fascinate
 
hypnotise or hypnotise
 
vb
 
'hypnotizable or hypnotise
 
adj
 
'hypnotisable or hypnotise
 
adj
 
hypnotiza'bility or hypnotise
 
n
 
hypnotisa'bility or hypnotise
 
n
 
hypnoti'zation or hypnotise
 
n
 
hypnoti'sation or hypnotise
 
n
 
'hypnotizer or hypnotise
 
n
 
'hypnotiser or hypnotise
 
n

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hypnotize hyp·no·tize (hĭp'nə-tīz')
v. hyp·no·tized, hyp·no·tiz·ing, hyp·no·tiz·es
To put a person into a state of hypnosis.


hyp'no·tiz'a·bil'i·ty n.
hyp'no·tiz'a·ble adj.
hyp'no·ti·za'tion (-tĭ-zā'shən) n.
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Example sentences
It doesn't help, it only helps to hypnotize and eventually anesthetize us to
  the horror of it all after a while.
The deep caramel flavor in this ice cream will hypnotize you.
Doctors complain that lab tests hypnotize patients to the exclusion of
  everything else.
He sought to hypnotize his readers and to command the world from his sickbed.
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