Adjective "mesmerised" definition and examples

(Mesmerised may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛzmərʌɪz/

Definitions and examples

verb

Capture the complete attention of (someone); transfix.
  1. 'a mesmerizing stare'
  2. 'The evening ended with an amazing five-minute firework display, which entranced and mesmerised the huge crowd.'
  3. 'She was approaching a hill when she became mesmerized by the stars and wasn't paying attention to where she was going.'
  4. 'It glowed an eerie blue, which could mesmerize anyone.'
  5. 'The Storytime panel shows a seanchaí mesmerising children with stories of the past.'
  6. 'Reading, listening, even thinking, I was mesmerized by the sounds and the movement of words.'
  7. 'I felt the panic of his watchful father, but I was mesmerized by his youthful passion.'
  8. 'Wearing a dazzling blue jacket and white silk shirt, he mesmerised the fans on Sunday night.'
  9. 'She brings a romantic and mystifying element to each role that mesmerizes me.'
  10. 'Regrettably, it seems to have mesmerized my daughter, who responds with a mixture of fascination and horror.'
  11. 'I was mesmerized by the tale of the town without a name, his family, and the doings of the neighbors.'

More definitions

1. to hypnotize.

2. to spellbind; fascinate.

3. to compel by fascination.

More examples(as adjective)

"dealers can be mesmerised by meetings."

"people can be mesmerised by people."

"players can be mesmerised by overhangs."

"people can be mesmerised in/at/on springs."

"people can be mesmerised out of people."

More examples++

Origin

(mesmerize)