Definition of mesmerize in English:

mesmerize

(British mesmerise)

Pronunciation /ˈmezməˌrīz/ /ˈmɛzməˌraɪz/

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transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Hold the attention of (someone) to the exclusion of all else or so as to transfix them.

    ‘she was mesmerized by the blue eyes that stared so intently into her own’
    • ‘He thought about this for a moment as he stared mesmerized by Maria's eyes, seeing the secrets she had locked behind them.’
    • ‘The Storytime panel shows a seanchaí mesmerising children with stories of the past.’
    • ‘They had deep sea blue eyes that mesmerized most men they came across.’
    • ‘As he lifted up his hood, his aqua blue eyes immediately mesmerized me.’
    • ‘It glowed an eerie blue, which could mesmerize anyone.’
    • ‘The evening ended with an amazing five-minute firework display, which entranced and mesmerised the huge crowd.’
    • ‘It creaked as it made its kaleidoscope rounds and mesmerized me with the transitions from blue, to green, to red, and so on.’
    • ‘Wearing a dazzling blue jacket and white silk shirt, he mesmerised the fans on Sunday night.’
    • ‘She was approaching a hill when she became mesmerized by the stars and wasn't paying attention to where she was going.’
    • ‘Regrettably, it seems to have mesmerized my daughter, who responds with a mixture of fascination and horror.’
    • ‘His eyes reflected the light as he stared at the object; he seemed almost mesmerized by the crystal.’
    • ‘No matter how many times I've stood here and stared at the setting, it still mesmerized me every time.’
    • ‘I always feel vaguely cheated because lightning mesmerizes me and I watch it avidly when the opportunity arises.’
    • ‘She brings a romantic and mystifying element to each role that mesmerizes me.’
    • ‘The television footage of resistance fighters aired on Lebanese broadcasting stations mesmerized her.’
    • ‘I was mesmerized by the sound of its voice. He spoke in cursive writing, his words all flourish and curly letters.’
    • ‘I was mesmerized by Camara's and the lead female dancer's awesome dance moves, as well as by their colourful costumes.’
    • ‘Reading, listening, even thinking, I was mesmerized by the sounds and the movement of words.’
    • ‘I was mesmerized by the tale of the town without a name, his family, and the doings of the neighbors.’
    • ‘I felt the panic of his watchful father, but I was mesmerized by his youthful passion.’
    enchant, bewitch, beguile, enrapture, captivate, capture, mesmerize, hypnotize, spellbind, hold spellbound, send into raptures, send into transports
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    1. 1.1archaic Hypnotize (someone)
      • ‘he was mesmerized when at the point of death’
      enthral, spellbind, entrance, hold spellbound, dazzle, bewitch, charm, captivate, enrapture, enchant, fascinate, transfix, transport, grip, magnetize, hypnotize
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