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>
hypnotizabilityplay \ˌhip-nə-ˌtī-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
hypnotizableplay \ˈhip-nə-ˌtī-zə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of hypnotize in a sentence
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
HYPNOTIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hypnotize for English Language Learners
: to put (a person) into a state of hypnosis
: to hold the attention of (someone) : to attract (someone) in a powerful or mysterious way
HYPNOTIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of hypnotize for Students
: to affect by or as if by hypnotism <Her beautiful voice hypnotized the audience.>
Medical Definition of hypnotize
1: to induce hypnosis in
2: to influence by or as if by suggestion <a voice that hypnotizes its hearers>
hypnotisability\ˌhip-nə-ˌtī-zə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural
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