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.
Recent Examples of hypnotize from the Web
But then, a kind of magic intervenes, when George manages to hypnotize Krupp with a plastic ring.
Based on the best-selling series by Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants (Ed Helms) is a comic superhero created by two fourth-graders who materalizes after the students hypnotize their principal, Mr. Krupp (also played by Helms).
Despite the gunslingers and cowpokes, this lively history evokes the headiest days of the housing bubble of the early 2000s or the tulip mania that hypnotized Holland in the 1600s.
Of course, An-ten-nae knows how to make his otherworldly music come to life in the live setting, and he's scheduled to hypnotize audiences at this year's Electric Forest, Shambhala, and Global Eclipse Festivals later this year.
Mr. Krupp, the school principal played by Helms, is turned into the ridiculous superbeing after being hypnotized by two troublesome students in the film adaptation of Dav Pilkey's best-selling children's novels.
What is wrong with us is that we have been hypnotized into thinking of politics as strictly us vs. them.
That’s deceptive math, according to the Consumer Union’s Senior Counsel Chris Murray, who told Congress last week not to be hypnotized by per-minute cost statistics.
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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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