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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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