Synonyms of 'hypnotize'
1 mesmerizeDictionary, put in a trance, put to sleep
The ability to hypnotize yourself can be learnt in a single session.
There was something about her which mesmerized him.
put in a trance
put to sleep
2 fascinateDictionary, absorb, entrance
He's hypnotized by that black hair and that white face.
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If something absorbs you, it interests you a great deal and takes up all your attention and energy.
a second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
If something or someone entrances you, they cause you to feel delight and wonder, often so that all your attention is taken up and you cannot think about anything else.
She entranced the audience with her classical Indian singing.
If something fascinates you, it interests and delights you so much that your thoughts tend to concentrate on it.
She fascinated him, on and off stage.
Thesaurus for hypnotize from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone hypnotizes you, they put you into a state in which you seem to be asleep but can still see , hear , or respond to things said to you.