Etymology
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mesmerize (v.)

"bring into a mesmeric state, hypnotize," 1819, a back-formation from mesmerism. Transferred sense of "enthrall" is attested by 1862. Related: Mesmerized; mesmerizing; mesmerization. One who is mesmerized is a mesmeree

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mesmerise (v.)
chiefly British English spelling of mesmerize (v.); for suffix, see -ize. Related: Mesmerised; mesmerising.
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magnetize (v.)

"charge or supply with magnetic properties," 1799, from magnet + -ize. Related: Magnetized; magnetizing. From 1785 in now-obsolete sense of "to mesmerize, hypnotize."

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