from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To spellbind; enthrall: "He could mesmerize an audience by the sheer force of his presence” ( Justin Kaplan).
- transitive v. To hypnotize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To exercise mesmerism on; to spellbind; to enthrall.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bring into a state of mesmeric sleep; to hypnotize.
- transitive v. To produce an intense fascination in; to spellbind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To practise mesmerism upon; bring into a mesmeric state; hypnotize. Also spelled mesmerise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. induce hypnosis in
- v. attract strongly, as if with a magnet
From mesmerism + -ize. (Wiktionary)