Meaning of hypnotize
Pronunciation: (hip'nu-tīz"), [key]
— v., -tized, -tiz•ing.
- to put in the hypnotic state.
- to influence, control, or direct completely, as by personal charm, words, or domination: The speaker hypnotized the audience with his powerful personality.
- to frighten or startle so that movement is impossible: The headlights hypnotized the deer and it just stood staring at the oncoming car.
- to practice hypnosis; put or be able to put others into a hypnotic state.
- hypnotize (Thesaurus)