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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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Definitions of magnetize from WordNet

magnetize (v.)
make magnetic;
The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings
Synonyms: magnetise
magnetize (v.)
attract strongly, as if with a magnet;
She magnetized the audience with her tricks
Synonyms: mesmerize / mesmerise / magnetise / bewitch / spellbind
From wordnet.princeton.edu