Word Origin See more synonyms for hypnotize on Thesaurus.com 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.
, especially British hyp·no·tise. Related forms hyp·no·tiz·a·ble, adjective hyp·no·tiz·a·bil·i·ty, noun half-hyp·no·tized, adjective re·hyp·no·tize, verb (used with object), re·hyp·no·tized, re·hyp·no·tiz·ing. un·hyp·no·tiz·a·ble, adjective un·hyp·no·tize, verb (used with object), un·hyp·no·tized, un·hyp·no·tiz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for hypnotizability to induce hypnosis in (a person) to charm or beguile; fascinate Derived Forms hypnotizable or hypnotisable, adjective hypnotizability or hypnotisability, noun hypnotization or hypnotisation, noun hypnotizer or hypnotiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for hypnotizability hypnotize v.
hypnotic + -ize. Related: Hypnotized; hypnotizing.
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hypnotizability in Medicine hypnotize (hĭp ′nə-tīz′) To put a person into a state of hypnosis. Related forms hyp ′no•tiz′a•ble adj. hyp′no•ti•za ( ′tion -tĭ-zā) ′shən n.
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