mag·​ne·​tize | \ ˈmag-nə-ˌtīz How to pronounce magnetize (audio) \
magnetized; magnetizing

Definition of magnetize

transitive verb

1 : to induce magnetic properties in
2 : to attract like a magnet : charm

Other Words from magnetize

magnetizable \ ˈmag-​nə-​ˌtī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce magnetize (audio) \ adjective
magnetizer noun

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Examples of magnetize in a Sentence

Her performance magnetized the audience. the store's gorgeous window displays never fail to magnetize shoppers and sightseers
Recent Examples on the Web Medical boards are under increasing pressure to act as some physicians decry covid-19 as a hoax, promote unproven treatments and push bogus claims about the vaccines, including that the shots magnetize the human body. Arkansas Online, 20 Dec. 2021 Board members told investigators to prioritize cases involving the most obvious falsehoods or outrageous lies – that vaccines are poisonous, cause infertility, contain microchips or can magnetize the body. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 On covers, the artist weaves multiple elements into one image that will magnetize eyes. Matt Wake |, al, 26 Aug. 2021 Inadvertently magnetizing your watch is easy: Placing it on top of your phone on a nightstand can do it, or simply having your wrist too close to someone whose purse has a particularly strong magnet clasp. Rachel Felder, New York Times, 1 May 2020 On the largest moving rig this show has ever had, inspired by F9, and played in pairs, teams will be tethered together on a moving truck and retrieve puzzle pieces magnetized on the walls. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 7 May 2020 John wasn’t much at coming up with new melodies, but the words were magnetizing. Robert Hilburn, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2020 Registering the artifice in Hopper’s limpid art may free us to see a link between hotel rooms and painting itself: Both magnetize desire and a longing to escape. Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2019 By transforming an old theater into a disco, the two men also recast the nightscape of the city, creating a club that magnetized the famous and the merely fabulous equally. New York Times, 12 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of magnetize

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mag·​ne·​tize | \ ˈmag-nə-ˌtīz How to pronounce magnetize (audio) \
magnetized; magnetizing

Kids Definition of magnetize

: to cause to be magnetic


transitive verb
variants: also British magnetise \ ˈmag-​nə-​ˌtīz How to pronounce magnetize (audio) \
magnetized also British magnetised; magnetizing also British magnetising

Medical Definition of magnetize

: to induce magnetic properties in

Other Words from magnetize

magnetizable also British magnetisable \ -​ˌtī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce magnetize (audio) \ adjective

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