verb (used with object), mes·mer·ized, mes·mer·iz·ing.
- mesmer, friedrich anton,
- mesne lord,
Origin of mesmerize
Examples from the Web for mesmerise
It appeared to mesmerise him, and to render him unaware of outward things.The Green Carnation|Robert Smythe Hichens
Candidates, save your money; mesmerise your opponents instead of bribing them, and you may become a patriot by a show of hands.
The light in his blue eyes seemed to mesmerise men, to draw them, willing or unwilling, to him.With the Boer Forces|Howard C. Hillegas
She said he really did mesmerise her, and that she could see in her sleep.The Notting Hill Mystery|Charles Felix
Gentlemen seem to mesmerise houses—cow them with an eye, and up they come, trembling.Howards End|E. M. Forster