1. attracting and holding interest as if by a spell; "read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice"; "she had a warm mesmeric charm"; "the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing"; "a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome"
(synonym) hypnotic, mesmeric, spellbinding
1. attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks"
(synonym) magnetize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch, spellbind
(hypernym) charm, influence, tempt
2. induce hypnosis in
(synonym) hypnotize, hypnotise, mesmerise
(hypernym) sedate, calm, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise
(hyponym) entrance, spellbind
(derivation) Mesmer, Franz Anton Mesmer, Friedrich Anton Mesmer