hypnotize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “hypnotize” in the English Dictionary

"hypnotize" in British English

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(UK usually hypnotise) uk   us   /ˈhɪp.nə.taɪz/
to put someone in a ​state of ​hypnosis: She ​agreed to be hypnotized to ​try to ​remember what had ​happened. [T usually passive] to ​keepyourattention so ​strongly that you ​feelunable to ​move or ​look away: I was hypnotized by his ​steelygreyeyes.
noun [U] uk   us   /-tɪ.zəm/
Some ​peopletry hypnotism to ​cure themselves of addictions.
(Definition of hypnotize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hypnotizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈhɪp·nəˌtɑɪz/
to ​producehypnosis in someone, or to ​completelyinfluence someone: The ​crowdsits hypnotized by Harper’s ​trumpet.
(Definition of hypnotize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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