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'Mesmerize'

Definition of 'mesmerize'
From: WordNet
verb
Attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks" [syn: magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch, spellbind]
verb
Induce hypnosis in [syn: hypnotize, hypnotise, mesmerize, mesmerise]
Definition of 'Mesmerize'
From: GCIDE
Mesmerize \Mes"mer*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mesmerized; p. pr. & vb. n. Mesmerizing.] [Also spelled mesmerise.]
1. To bring into a state of mesmeric sleep; to hypnotize. [1913 Webster]
2. To produce an intense fascination in; to spellbind. [PJC]
Synonyms of 'mesmerize'
absorb, absorb the attention, anesthetize, arrest, becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, catch, catch up, charm, dominate, dope, drug, enchant, engage, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, entrance, exercise, fascinate, grab, grip, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hypnotize, immerse, infatuate, intrigue, involve, involve the interest, lull to sleep, magnetize, monopolize, narcotize, obsess, occupy, occupy the attention, preoccupy, put to sleep, put under, rock to sleep, sedate, spell, spellbind, take up, trance, transport, vamp, witch
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