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hypnotize

[ hip-nuh-tahyz ]
/ 藞h瑟p n蓹藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), hyp路no路tized, hyp路no路tiz路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路no路tized, hyp路no路tiz路ing.
to practice hypnosis; put or be able to put others into a hypnotic state.
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Also especially British, hyp路no路tise .

Origin of hypnotize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hypnotize

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British Dictionary definitions for hypnotize

hypnotize

hypnotise

/ (藞h瑟pn蓹藢ta瑟z) /

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
[ h沫pn蓹-t墨z鈥 ]

v.
To put a person into a state of hypnosis.

Other words from hypnotize

hypno鈥iz鈥瞐鈥le adj.hyp鈥瞡o鈥i鈥ation (-t沫-z膩sh蓹n) n.
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