Pronunciation: (mag'ni-tīz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make a magnet of or impart the properties of a magnet to.
2. to exert an attracting or compelling influence upon: The evangelist's oratory magnetized his listeners.
3. Archaic.to mesmerize. Also, esp. Brit.,mag'ne•tise".
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