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English definition of “hypnotize”

hypnotize

verb (UK usually hypnotise)     /ˈhɪp.nə.taɪz/
to put someone in a state of hypnosis: She agreed to be hypnotized to try to remember what had happened.Alternative and traditional therapies [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.Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring hypnotism     /-tɪ.zəm/ noun [U] Some people try hypnotism to cure themselves of addictions.Alternative and traditional therapies
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