mesmerize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈmezməraɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theymesmerize
he/she/itmesmerizes
present participlemesmerizing
past tensemesmerized
past participlemesmerized
  1. to attract or interest you so much that you do not notice or pay attention to anything else around you

    Grimm’s Fairy Tales have mesmerized generations of readers.