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verb as in captivate

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Chen accomplished just that, mesmerizing with his speed and flow, and effortless leaps.

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The glimmering shades of blue and green mesmerize curious fish and squid, tempting them closer.

I was mesmerized by her ease with it and could almost see what kind of person she might be in the world if I didn’t know her and she didn’t know me.

He was mesmerized by the way she moved the wood around in the fire, so that the fish never overcooked or fell apart.

Last April, former coach Bill O’Brien traded mesmerizing wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for a cactus and a Grand Canyon day pass.

Unlikely star manages to mesmerize Jews, Arabs through 'Mizrahi' songs.

"They used to tell me that I had the strange gift of being able to mesmerize people," she muttered.

If I were to mesmerize all the women who wish me to, I should have no opportunity to benefit science by any valuable experiments.

As she knew the truth, she was telling it to him, as surely as she was doing her skillful best to mesmerize him.

He would mesmerize me into a most refreshing sleep with a prolonged and pleasing manipulation.

Your man may be a fancy mesmerizer, or mesmerize you, now that it is flying about like an epidemic, without knowing it.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mesmerize, such as: enthrall, fascinate, hypnotize, stupefy, control, and deaden.

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