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hypnotize

Line breaks: hypno|tize
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪpnətʌɪz
 
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(also hypnotise)

Definition of hypnotize in English:

verb

[with object]
1Produce a state of hypnosis in (someone): a witness had been hypnotized to enhance his memory
More example sentences
  • I didn't hypnotize her, she hypnotized herself, I just helped her along.
  • Without any telepathic powers, Dani could not hypnotise someone that did not wish to be hypnotised, but Carl had opened himself completely to her.
  • He sees his therapist, who hypnotises him.
Synonyms
1.1Capture the whole attention of (someone); fascinate: she gazed down, hypnotized by the swirling tide
More example sentences
  • I was hypnotised by the rhythm of his politeness.
  • Her eyes wandered in the circular motion of the black coffee, the trace amounts of sugar swirling inside of it hypnotizing her.
  • I gulped, and then looked away quickly before the power of Jonas' gaze hypnotized me into a stammering idiot.
Synonyms
fascinate, entrance, beguile, spellbind, hold spellbound, enthral, transfix, be unable to take one's eyes off, captivate, bewitch, enrapture, grip, rivet, absorb, magnetize
informal bowl over, knock out

Derivatives

hypnotizable

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Quite simply, the hypnotizable survived at a higher rate, thanks to ritual healing, than the non-hypnotizable, and religion was born.
  • I am extremely hypnotizable - nearly a 13 on a scale of 1 to 10.
  • Seven healthy, highly hypnotizable volunteers participated in three one-day sessions, a baseline and two intervention sessions.

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