What does the word hypnotize mean?

Usage examples for hypnotize

  1. There is about him something that seems to soothe and hypnotize. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. " Dr. Brayton might hypnotize him," suggested the lady whose shoulder Wetmore was looking round. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  3. " You mean you don't believe in anything you have not seen yourself," said I. To this Miller slowly replied: " I believe in Vienna, which I have never seen, but I don't believe in a Vienna doctor who claims to be able to hypnotize a man so that he can smile while his leg is being taken off." – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland