Mesmerize definition

mĕzmə-rīz, mĕs-
To hypnotize.
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To hold the attention of; transfix, captivate, fascinate, etc.
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To spellbind; enthrall.
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To spellbind; enthrall.
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To hypnotize.
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The definition of mesmerize is to hypnotize or capture and hold the attention of someone.

When an amazing toy captivates a child who cannot look away, this is an example of a situation where the toy mesmerizes the child.

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To exercise mesmerism on; to spellbind; to enthrall.

She mesmerized the audience with her tricks.

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To spellbind; enthrall.
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To hypnotize.
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Origin of mesmerize

  • Back-formation from mesmerism, thus mesmerism +"Ž -ize; first attested in 1829.

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