Definition of hypnotize
- a voice that hypnotizes its hearers
- drivers hypnotized by speed
The therapist hypnotized him and asked him questions about his traumatic experiences in the war.
He can hypnotize people with his stare.
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: 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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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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