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Total EnchantmentPlay
Use 'mesmerize' when something fully captures all of your attention, usually in a delightful way. SlideThe dancer's graceful movements mesmerized the audience.
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Not Just VisualPlay
'Mesmerize' can refer to any experience, not just what you see, that deeply fascinates you. SlideHer voice mesmerized me; I forgot everything else.
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Unconscious InfluencePlay
Sometimes 'mesmerize' implies that you're so absorbed, you're not conscious of anything else. SlideThe children were mesmerized by the puppet show and didn't even hear the phone ring.