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, mesmerizing
1. to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
(synonym) fascinate, transfix, grip
2. attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks"
(synonym) magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch
(hypernym) charm, influence, tempt
3. put into a trance
(hypernym) hypnotize, hypnotise, mesmerize, mesmerise