Hold the attention of (someone) to the exclusion of all else or so as to transfix them.; Hypnotize (someone).
‘she was mesmerized by the blue eyes that stared so intently into her own’
‘The Storytime panel shows a seanchaí mesmerising children with stories of the past.’
‘The evening ended with an amazing five-minute firework display, which entranced and mesmerised the huge crowd.’
‘I always feel vaguely cheated because lightning mesmerizes me and I watch it avidly when the opportunity arises.’
‘She brings a romantic and mystifying element to each role that mesmerizes me.’
‘Wearing a dazzling blue jacket and white silk shirt, he mesmerised the fans on Sunday night.’
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