Simple Definition of hypnotize
: to put (a person) into a state of hypnosis
: to hold the attention of (someone) : to attract (someone) in a powerful or mysterious way
Full Definition of hypnotize
1 : to induce hypnosis in
2 : to dazzle or overcome by or as if by suggestion <a voice that hypnotizes its hearers> <drivers hypnotized by speed>
Examples of hypnotize
The therapist hypnotized him and asked him questions about his traumatic experiences in the war.
He can hypnotize people with his stare.
First Known Use of hypnotize
Medical Definition of hypnotize
hyp·no·tized also British hyp·no·tisedhyp·no·tiz·ing also British hyp·no·tis·ing
1: to induce hypnosis in
2: to influence by or as if by suggestion <a voice that hypnotizes its hearers>
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