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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

Full Definition of hypnotize

hyp·no·tizedhyp·no·tiz·ing

  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>

hyp·no·tiz·abil·i·ty play \ˌhip-nə-ˌtī-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
hyp·no·tiz·able play \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.



1843

First Known Use of hypnotize

1843


Medical Dictionary

hypnotize

transitive verb hyp·no·tize

Medical Definition of hypnotize

hyp·no·tized also British hyp·no·tisedhyp·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>

  3. 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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