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
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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
: to affect by or as if by hypnotism <Her beautiful voice hypnotized the audience.>
transitive verb hyp·no·tize
hyp·no·tized also British hyp·no·tisedhyp·no·tiz·ing also British hyp·no·tis·ing
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