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mesmerize

mes·mer·ize

mesmerize

 
pronunciation:
mez m raIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mesmerized, mesmerizes, mesmerizing
definition 1: to induce a hypnotic trance in; hypnotize.
The psychiatrist spoke in a lulling voice when he mesmerized his patients.
synonyms:
hypnotize
similar words:
daze, entrance, stupefy
definition 2: to hold the attention or compel the obedience of, as though by hypnotism; fascinate; enthrall.
synonyms:
enthrall, fascinate, hypnotize, spellbind
similar words:
bewitch, captivate, charm, compel, control, dominate, enchant, entrance, magnetize, manipulate, transfix
derivations: mesmerization (n.), mesmerizer (n.)