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hypnotize
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The Giver
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  • Before he had left the dwelling, he had laid his hands firmly on Gabe’s back and transmitted to him the most soothing memory he could: a slow-swinging hammock under palm trees on an island someplace, at evening, with a rhythmic sound of languid water lapping hypnotically against a beach nearby.
    p.166.6

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as in: hypnotized to try to remember Define
to put someone into a state of hypnosis (a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility)
as in: hypnotized by her performance Define
fascinate so much that awareness of other surrounding things is lost or too much trust is granted
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