Meaning of “hypnotize” - Learner’s Dictionary

hypnotize

verb [ T ] also UK -ise us uk /ˈhɪpnətaɪz/

to place someone in a mental state like sleep, in which their thoughts can be easily influenced

hypnotist noun [ C ]

someone who hypnotizes people

hypnotism noun [ U ] us uk /ˈhɪpnətɪzəm/

the activity of hypnotizing people

(Definition of “hypnotize” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)