Meaning of MESMERISE in English


mes ‧ mer ‧ ize BrE AmE ( also mesmerise British English ) /ˈmezməraɪz/ verb [transitive usually in passive]

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Origin: Franz Mesmer (1734-1815), Austrian doctor who developed hypnotism ]

if you are mesmerized by someone or something, you cannot stop watching them or listening to them because they are so attractive or have such a powerful effect SYN captivate :

The first time I saw Diana I was mesmerized by her beauty.

—mesmerizing adjective

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.