verb (used with object), mes·mer·ized, mes·mer·iz·ing.
- mesmer, friedrich anton,
- mesne lord,
Origin of mesmerize
Examples from the Web for mesmerizing
Even the track, a mesmerizing torch song called “Before I Ever Met You,” was only available via an obscure SoundCloud link.
But Swinton is incapable of being anything less than mesmerizing.
And that showdown between Vee and Gloria was one of the most mesmerizing sequences ever on OITNB.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: The Finest, Funniest, and Most Terrifying Moments of Eps. 1-6|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This first-person video is mesmerizing, terrifying, and awe-inspiring.Chubby Korean Baby Dance, Goat Riding Guy Riding Bike, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At 28, Eleanor Catton became the youngest ever winner of the Booker Prize with her swirling, mesmerizing epic The Luminaries.
Others have the same power that snakes have, though vastly intensified, mesmerizing their victims from afar.A Journey in Other Worlds|John Jacob Astor
Many of Homes admirers have declared that he possessed the power of mesmerizing certain of his friends.Hours with the Ghosts or, Nineteenth Century Witchcraft|Henry Ridgely Evans
I will add only that the mesmerizing began in June, 1844, and the cure was effected before the following Christmas.Harriet Martineau|Florence Fenwick Miller
The long harangue, delivered as a chant, had long ago had a mesmerizing effect on her audience.The City of Delight|Elizabeth Miller
It was superb, this method of mesmerizing all the simple-minded skippers and chiefs who came in the iron-ore ships to Ipsilon.Captain Macedoine's Daughter|William McFee
1829, back-formation from mesmerism. Transferred sense of "enthrall" is first attested 1862. Related: Mesmerized; mesmerizing.