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Hypnotize  v. t.  (past & past part. hypnotized; pres. part. hypnotizing)  To induce hypnotism in; to place in a state of hypnotism.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Hypnotize" Quotes from Famous Books

... Cora. Without touching her face she was passing her hands before Cora's eyes. The latter wondered if this might not be unsafe. Suppose the gypsy should hypnotize her into sleep and that she might not be able to awaken? Yet the sensation was so soothing! Cora thought, then stopped thinking. Sleep was coming almost as it had come when ...
— The Motor Girls Through New England - or, Held by the Gypsies • Margaret Penrose

... thing through twice. He laid it on the desk before him and stared at it as though it had some power to hypnotize him. A pulse of anger beat in his temple, but it was a more subdued anger than his quick temper usually produced. His mental processes had ceased to function normally as they sank beneath a wave of bewilderment such as had submerged them in the woods. Feebly, they came ...
— The Monk of Hambleton • Armstrong Livingston

... Kondakov here. We talk of the Pushkin section of belles-lettres. As Kondakov will take part in the elections of future academicians, I am trying to hypnotize him, and suggest that they should elect Barantsevitch and Mihailovsky. The former is broken down and worn out. He is unquestionably a literary man, is poverty-stricken in his old age.... An income and rest would be the very thing for him. The latter—that ...
— Letters of Anton Chekhov • Anton Chekhov

... always had the advantage. You could hypnotize me when I was wide awake, so that I neither saw nor heard, but merely obeyed; you could give me a raw potato and make me imagine it was a peach; you could force me to admire your foolish caprices as though they were strokes of genius. You could have influenced me to crime, yes, even to mean, ...
— Plays: The Father; Countess Julie; The Outlaw; The Stronger • August Strindberg

Words linked to "Hypnotize" :   tranquillize, hypnosis, hypnotise, sedate, tranquilize, calm, entrance, mesmerize, tranquillise, hypnotizer

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