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hypnotize

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1  —as in:
hypnotized to try to remember
Definition to put someone into a state of hypnosis (a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility)

(Heightened suggestibility means that the hypnotized person is more inclined to accept and act on suggestions of the hypnotist.)
  • I want to be hypnotized and given the suggestion that I don't like to snack on fattening foods.
hypnotized = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility (a state of hypnosis)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She is studying whether hypnosis can improve recollection by eye witnesses without corrupting memory through suggestion.
  • hypnosis = a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • The police want to hypnotize me to see if it will help me remember what she looked like.
  • hypnotize = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration
  • Her therapist hypnotized her.
  • hypnotized = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • "If you can learn hypnotism," she suggested, "you might use it as anesthesia."
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • hypnotism = a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • He did hypnotism tricks in the bars in Cullercoats and Whitley Bay.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • hypnotism = the act of putting someone into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Doesn't hypnosis make you say stuff you don't want to say?
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • hypnosis = a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • Besides, I may be of service, since you can hypnotize me and so learn that which even I myself do not know.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • hypnotize = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration and heightened suggestibility
  • "I want you to hypnotize me!" she said.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • hypnotize = put into a trance-like state of focused concentration
  • ABIGAIL, now staring full front as though hypnotized, and mimicking the exact tone of Mary Warren's cry: She sees nothin'!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
hypnotized = a trance-like state of focused concentration

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2  —as in:
hypnotized by her performance
Definition fascinate so much that awareness of other surrounding things is lost or too much trust is granted
  • When I look into her eyes, I feel hypnotized.
hypnotized = fascinated so much that awareness of other surrounding things is lost or too much trust is granted
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She dazzles, hypnotizes, and defrauds.
  • hypnotizes = fascinates so much that awareness of other surrounding things is lost or too much trust is granted
  • ...you hypnotize yourselves into thinking you want freedom.
    Jack London  --  The Iron Heel
  • In his despondency, he concluded that he had no judgment whatever, that he was hypnotized by what he wrote, and that he was a self- deluded pretender.
    Jack London  --  Martin Eden
  • So he delay, and delay, and delay, till the mere beauty and the fascination of the wanton Undead have hypnotize him.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • hypnotize = fascinated so much that awareness of other things is lost
  • I talked on and on, spewing out of myself every doubt and fear that bubbled to the surface. She was my sounding board and she sat there hypnotized.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • hypnotized = fascinated
  • Joey kept pulling at his hand but it looked like Byron was hypnotized and he wouldn't move.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • hypnotized = so focused or fascinated that awareness of other surrounding things is lost
  • Mom said the slot players were hypnotized.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • hypnotized = in a trance-like state where everything else is forgotten
  • Aspen pulled me on top of him, and I brushed his scraggly hair with my fingers, hypnotized by the feel.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • hypnotized = in a trance-like state where everything else is forgotten
  • But he knew his mouth had only moved to say hello, and then when she seemed hypnotized by the salamander on his arm and the phoenix-disc on his chest, he spoke again.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
hypnotized = so focused or fascinated that awareness of other surrounding things is lost

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