Meaning of hypnotize in English:

hypnotize

Pronunciation /ˈhɪpnətʌɪz/

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verb

(also British hypnotise)
[with object]
  • 1Produce a state of hypnosis in (someone)

    ‘a witness had been hypnotized to enhance his memory’
    • ‘I didn't hypnotize her, she hypnotized herself, I just helped her along.’
    • ‘Without any telepathic powers, Dani could not hypnotise someone that did not wish to be hypnotised, but Carl had opened himself completely to her.’
    • ‘He sees his therapist, who hypnotises him.’
    • ‘What we'll do is Dani will hypnotise you and keep you under while I use my telepathy to get into your mind.’
    • ‘Or had the man with a cough, for his own nefarious purposes, mesmerised or hypnotised me, and to some extent succeeded?’
    • ‘It seems like he's hypnotized, I read once that hypnotized people have an internal clock.’
    • ‘I should mention that I was hypnotized earlier today, and I'm in a mental state altogether new to me.’
    • ‘‘No, I tried hypnotizing him when I was little, it didn't work,’ hissed Selena.’
    • ‘His eyes were hypnotizing me, and I couldn't move.’
    • ‘Because she's hypnotizing him, he would know later.’
    • ‘Did you know that Armageddon starts by hypnotizing young children with the media?’
    • ‘During the past few seconds I had begun hypnotizing her.’
    • ‘I saw the gleam of anxiety in his eyes, which were hypnotizing me.’
    • ‘The sounds of the ocean were hypnotizing her, lulling her into a state where she could no longer think.’
    • ‘It was as if some dark magic was hypnotizing her to come closer and closer.’
    • ‘Very slowly he would open his eyes, and close them, almost hypnotizing me in the process.’
    • ‘His orthodontist, Dr. Perry Lyman, hypnotizes him in an attempt to sort out the situation.’
    • ‘I think that part of it is, as you said, she hypnotizes you.’
    • ‘Andera hypnotizes her, instructing her to block from her memory this encounter, and to return to the room in one minute.’
    • ‘On the first anniversary of his death, he hypnotizes his father and visits Billy, with whom he develops a friendship.’
    mesmerize, send into a trance, put under, put out, put to sleep
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    1. 1.1Capture the whole attention of (someone); fascinate.
      ‘she gazed down, hypnotized by the swirling tide’
      • ‘I was hypnotised by the rhythm of his politeness.’
      • ‘Her eyes wandered in the circular motion of the black coffee, the trace amounts of sugar swirling inside of it hypnotizing her.’
      • ‘I gulped, and then looked away quickly before the power of Jonas' gaze hypnotized me into a stammering idiot.’
      • ‘I was fascinated by them, hypnotised by them - until you wake up and realise they're nuts.’
      • ‘I stared at the cross and officer's badge hanging from ribbons on the rearview mirror, rather hypnotized the whole way.’
      • ‘I hypnotised myself with the rhythm of my breathing.’
      • ‘And I was transfixed, almost hypnotised by the grotesque scene in front of me.’
      • ‘So, it's the enormous self-indulgence that I must find fascinating, almost hypnotizing.’
      • ‘The sight of your money often hypnotises salespeople into knocking down the price.’
      • ‘This brief and enigmatic story has a remarkable effect on Bandini, hypnotizing and captivating him.’
      • ‘Dana caught his eyes, his gaze transfixed hers, his eyes were black, and hypnotizing.’
      • ‘And my shoulders are all tensed up, sore, but I'm still listening, because her voice is getting real rhythmic and hypnotizing.’
      • ‘Immediately, Oberon, played by Ty Burrell, had us hypnotized, and we wanted to be his captured queen.’
      • ‘I shook myself free of Jonas' hypnotizing gaze with a start.’
      • ‘Darkly mesmerising, the film hypnotises us into self-awareness and then snaps its fingers.’
      • ‘You click on the TV, and there's a delicious-looking pizza spinning around, hypnotizing you to pick up the phone and order delivery.’
      • ‘Her eyes, an endless ocean of sapphire blue, were windows to her soul, almost hypnotizing him sometimes.’
      • ‘He couldn't move, couldn't take his eyes off the blue cat's eyes staring back at him, hypnotizing him.’
      • ‘His eyes were disturbingly intense, their deep cerulean blue hypnotizing me.’
      • ‘I saw my own reflection in those warm brown eyes, hypnotizing me and taking me through the journey of the past.’
      fascinate, entrance, beguile, spellbind, hold spellbound, enthral, transfix, be unable to take one's eyes off, captivate, bewitch, enrapture, grip, rivet, absorb, magnetize
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