Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make magnetic.
  • transitive verb To attract, charm, or influence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To communicate magnetic properties to: as, to magnetize a needle.
  • To attract as if by a magnet; move; influence.
  • To put under the influence of animal magnetism; mesmerize; hypnotize.
  • To acquire magnetic properties; become magnetic: as, a bar of iron standing some time in an inclined position will magnetize. Also spelled magnetise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To communicate magnetic properties to; to make magnetic.
  • transitive verb To attract as a magnet attracts, or like a magnet; to move; to influence.
  • transitive verb To bring under the influence of animal magnetism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, physics to make magnetic
  • verb transitive to attract, allure or entice (someone)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
  • verb make magnetic

Etymologies

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magnet +‎ -ize

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