magnetize

verb
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

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Other Words from magnetize

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

Synonyms for magnetize

Synonyms

allure, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate, kill, wile, witch [archaic]

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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

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Lara is a remarkable young actress, with a gaze that magnetizes even the camera’s easily distracted attention. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: A grim fairy tale, ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ peers at war through a child’s eyes," 12 Sep. 2019 Lara is a remarkable young actress, with a gaze that magnetizes even the camera’s easily distracted attention. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: A grim fairy tale, ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ peers at war through a child’s eyes," 12 Sep. 2019 Lara is a remarkable young actress, with a gaze that magnetizes even the camera’s easily distracted attention. Los Angeles Times, "Review: A grim fairy tale, ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ peers at war through a child’s eyes," 21 Aug. 2019 At least some of the stones used to craft sculptures were hit by lightning at some point in the past, magnetizing the material, according to the research conducted on 11 basalt figures. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian, "Mesoamerican Sculptures Reveal Early Knowledge of Magnetism," 6 Aug. 2019 Early pioneers of universality, led by the physicist Leo Kadanoff, discovered that systems as different as avalanching sand piles and magnetizing metals all operate on multiple scales. Quanta Magazine, "Bubble Experiment Finds Universal Laws," 31 July 2019 Willett and his colleagues deposited a circuit onto the surface of a gallium arsenide crystal, cooled and magnetized it to induce the 5/2 state, and then measured the peaks and troughs in the current flowing through the circuit. Quanta Magazine, "Forging a Qubit to Rule Them All," 15 May 2014 Her platform did, however, magnetize Gabriela Alemán, a San Francisco–born and –raised Nicaraguan and Salvadoran artist and organizer, and the co-president of Latin@ Young Democrats of San Francisco. Jackie Fielder, Teen Vogue, "Gabriela López Just Became the Youngest Elected Official in San Francisco," 11 Jan. 2019 Tension and release are the elastic poles that magnetize classical music. David Mermelstein, WSJ, "New York’s New Maestro," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of magnetize

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of magnetize was in 1801

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magnetize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of magnetize

: to cause (something) to become magnetic
: to attract and hold the interest of (someone)

magnetize

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

Kids Definition of magnetize

: to cause to be magnetic

magnetize

transitive verb
mag·​ne·​tize
variants: also British magnetise \ ˈmag-​nə-​ˌtīz How to pronounce magnetise (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 magnetisable (audio) \ adjective

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