Definition of hypnotize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhipnəˌtīz/


[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.
mesmerize, put into a trance
1.1Capture the whole attention of (someone); fascinate: hypnotized by the rain, Eric stared across the street
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  • 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.



Pronunciation: /-ˌtīzəbəl/ Pronunciation: /ˌhipnəˈtīzəbəl/
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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Syllabification: hyp·no·tize

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