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hypnotize

hypnotize

verb hyp·no·tize \-ˌtīz\

: to put (a person) into a state of hypnosis

: to hold the attention of (someone) : to attract (someone) in a powerful or mysterious way

hyp·no·tizedhyp·no·tiz·ing

Full Definition of HYPNOTIZE

transitive verb
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>
hyp·no·tiz·abil·i·ty \ˌhip-nə-ˌtī-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
hyp·no·tiz·able \ˈhip-nə-ˌtī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of HYPNOTIZE

  1. The therapist hypnotized him and asked him questions about his traumatic experiences in the war.
  2. He can hypnotize people with his stare.

First Known Use of HYPNOTIZE

1843

hypnotize

transitive verb hyp·no·tize   (Medical Dictionary)
hyp·no·tized also British hyp·no·tisedhyp·no·tiz·ing also British hyp·no·tis·ing

Medical Definition of HYPNOTIZE

1
:  to induce hypnosis in
2
:  to influence by or as if by suggestion <a voice that hypnotizes its hearers>
hyp·no·tiz·abil·i·ty also British hyp·no·tis·abil·i·ty \ˌhip-nə-ˌtī-zə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural hyp·no·tiz·abil·i·ties
hyp·no·tiz·able also British hyp·no·tis·able \ˈhip-nə-ˌtī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Variants of HYPNOTIZE

hyp·no·tize also British hyp·no·tise \-ˌtīz\

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