mesmerise

mesmerise
verb
1. attract strongly, as if with a magnet
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She magnetized the audience with her tricks

Syn: ↑magnetize, ↑mesmerize, ↑magnetise, ↑bewitch, ↑spellbind
Derivationally related forms: ↑spellbinder (for: ↑spellbind), ↑magnetization (for: ↑magnetize), ↑magnet (for: ↑magnetize)
Hypernyms: ↑charm, ↑influence, ↑tempt
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

2. induce hypnosis in
Syn: ↑hypnotize, ↑hypnotise, ↑mesmerize
Derivationally related forms: ↑Mesmer, ↑Mesmer (for: ↑mesmerize), ↑hypnotiser (for: ↑hypnotise), ↑hypnosis (for: ↑hypnotise), ↑hypnotizer (for: ↑hypnotize), ↑hypnosis (for: ↑hypnotize)
Hypernyms: ↑sedate, ↑calm, ↑tranquilize, ↑tranquillize, ↑tranquillise
Hyponyms: ↑entrance, ↑spellbind
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody


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