Meaning of “mesmerize” in the English Dictionary

"mesmerize" in British English

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(Definition of “mesmerize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mesmerizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈmez·məˌrɑɪz/

to hold completely the attention or interest of someone:

Her beautiful voice mesmerized the audience.
adjective us /ˈmez·məˌrɑɪ·zɪŋ/

a mesmerizing performance

(Definition of “mesmerize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)