mesmerize

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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "mesmerise."
mesmerize(
mehz
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muh
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rayz
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to spellbind)
a. cautivar
The magnificent fireworks display over the harbor mesmerized the whole city.El magnífico espectáculo de fuegos artificiales sobre el puerto cautivó a toda la ciudad.
The Northern Lights have mesmerized people for centuries.La aurora boreal ha cautivado a las personas durante siglos.
b. fascinar
The singer's haunting voice mesmerized everyone in the room.La voz evocadora del cantante fascinó a todos los que estaban en la sala.
c. hipnotizar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The string of yarn that was dangling off the counter mesmerized the cat for hours,El hilo que estaba colgando de la cubierta hipnotizaba el gato por horas.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to hypnotize)
a. hipnotizar
Ladies and gentlemen! Once I have mesmerized our volunteer, he will do anything that we ask of him!¡Señoras y señores! Una vez que haya hipnotizado a nuestro voluntario, ¡hará todo lo que le pidamos!
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mesmerize
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. cautivar
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
mesmerize [ˈmezməraɪz]
transitive verb
hipnotizar; fascinar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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