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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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Definitions of mesmerize from WordNet

mesmerize (v.)
attract strongly, as if with a magnet;
Synonyms: magnetize / mesmerise / magnetise / bewitch / spellbind
mesmerize (v.)
induce hypnosis in;
From wordnet.princeton.edu