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English definition of “hypnotize”

hypnotize

verb uk (UK usually hypnotise)   /ˈhɪp.nə.taɪz/ us  
to put someone in a state of hypnosis: She agreed to be hypnotized to try to remember what had happened. [T usually passive] to keep your attention so strongly that you feel unable to move or look away: I was hypnotized by his steely grey eyes.
hypnotism
noun [U] uk   /-tɪ.zəm/ us  
Some people try hypnotism to cure themselves of addictions.
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