mesmerise
Mesmerize Mes"mer*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mesmerized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mesmerizing}.] [Also spelled {mesmerise}.] 1. To bring into a state of mesmeric sleep; to hypnotize. [1913 Webster]

2. To produce an intense fascination in; to spellbind. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mesmerise — chiefly British English spelling of MESMERIZE (Cf. mesmerize) (v.); for suffix, see IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Mesmerised; mesmerising …   Etymology dictionary

  • mesmerise — (Brit.) v. hypnotize, induce a trance like state; subject to mesmerism; fascinate, rivet, spellbind (also mesmerize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mesmerise — British variant of mesmerize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mesmerise — mes|mer|ise [ mezmə,raız ] a British spelling of mesmerize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mesmerise — UK [ˈmezməraɪz] / US [ˈmezməˌraɪz] mesmerize …   English dictionary

  • mesmerise — /ˈmɛzməraɪz / (say mezmuhruyz) verb (t) (mesmerised, mesmerising) 1. to hypnotise. 2. to fascinate; dominate; spellbind. Also, mesmerize. –mesmerisation /mɛzməraɪˈzeɪʃən/ (say mezmuhruy zayshuhn), noun –mesmeriser, noun –mesmerising, adjective… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mesmerise — verb 1. attract strongly, as if with a magnet She magnetized the audience with her tricks • Syn: ↑magnetize, ↑mesmerize, ↑magnetise, ↑bewitch, ↑spellbind • Derivationally related forms: ↑spellbinde …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mesmerise (song) — Mesmerise Single by Chapterhouse B side Precious One Summer Chill Then We ll Rise …   Wikipedia

  • mesmerised — mesmerise (Brit.) v. hypnotize, induce a trance like state; subject to mesmerism; fascinate, rivet, spellbind (also mesmerize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mesmerises — mesmerise (Brit.) v. hypnotize, induce a trance like state; subject to mesmerism; fascinate, rivet, spellbind (also mesmerize) …   English contemporary dictionary

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