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Definition of "hypnotize" []

  • To put into a state of hypnosis. (verb-transitive)
  • To fascinate by or as if by hypnosis. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hypnotize" in a sentence
  • "He didn't know what "hypnotize" meant, but he had seen Robert almost go to sleep on his feet, and he felt a sense of terrible danger from the cool, composed person of the King."
  • "At seven or eight he saw a vision of God in the clouds; at puberty he masturbated considerably and used to stand before the mirror and "hypnotize" himself."
  • "Back in 4-H we used to "hypnotize" the chickens when we needed to move them, or crate them - much easier with a sleepy chicken than with a wide-awake, squawky one!"