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hypnotize

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verb hyp·no·tize \-ˌtīz\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hypnotize

hypnotizedhypnotizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to induce hypnosis in

  3. 2 :  to dazzle or overcome by or as if by suggestion <a voice that hypnotizes its hearers> <drivers hypnotized by speed>

hypnotizability play \ˌhip-nə-ˌtī-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
hypnotizable play \ˈhip-nə-ˌtī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of hypnotize in a sentence

  1. The therapist hypnotized him and asked him questions about his traumatic experiences in the war.

  2. He can hypnotize people with his stare.



1843

First Known Use of hypnotize

1843


HYPNOTIZE Defined for Kids

hypnotize

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verb hyp·no·tize \ˈhip-nə-ˌtīz\

Definition of hypnotize for Students

hyp·no·tizedhyp·no·tiz·ing

  1. :  to affect by or as if by hypnotism <Her beautiful voice hypnotized the audience.>




Medical Dictionary

hypnotize

transitive verb hyp·no·tize

Medical Definition of hypnotize

hyp·no·tized also British hyp·no·tised; hyp·no·tiz·ing also British hyp·no·tis·ing

  1. 1:  to induce hypnosis in

  2. 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\play noun plural hyp·no·tiz·abil·i·ties
hyp·no·tiz·able also British hyp·no·tis·able \ˈhip-nə-ˌtī-zə-bəl\play adjective


Variants of hypnotize

also British hyp·no·tise \-ˌtīz\play


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