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hypnotize

[ hip-nuh-tahyz ]
/ ˈhɪp nəˌtaɪz /
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verb (used with object), hyp·no·tized, hyp·no·tiz·ing.

to put in the hypnotic state.
to influence, control, or direct completely, as by personal charm, words, or domination: The speaker hypnotized the audience with his powerful personality.
to frighten or startle so that movement is impossible: The headlights hypnotized the deer and it just stood staring at the oncoming car.

verb (used without object), hyp·no·tized, hyp·no·tiz·ing.

to practice hypnosis; put or be able to put others into a hypnotic state.

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Also especially British, hyp·no·tise .

Origin of hypnotize

First recorded in 1843; see origin at hypnotism, -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for hypnotize

hypnotize

hypnotise

/ (ˈhɪpnəˌtaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to induce hypnosis in (a person)
to charm or beguile; fascinate

Derived forms of hypnotize

hypnotizable or hypnotisable, adjectivehypnotizability or hypnotisability, nounhypnotization or hypnotisation, nounhypnotizer or hypnotiser, noun
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Medical definitions for hypnotize

hypnotize
[ hĭpnə-tīz′ ]

v.

To put a person into a state of hypnosis.

Other words from hypnotize

hypno•tiz′a•ble adj.hyp′no•ti•zation (-tĭ-zāshən) n.
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