Definition of hypnotize in English:

hypnotize

(British hypnotise)

verb

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

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

hypnotize

/ˈhɪpnətʌɪz/