1. induce hypnosis in

    Synonyms : hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise
    Type Of : calm, sedate, tranquillise, tranquillize, tranquilize
  2. attract strongly, as if with a magnet

    Synonyms : bewitch, magnetise, magnetize, mesmerise, spellbind
    Type Of : influence, charm, tempt


  1. having or exerting a malignant influence

    Synonyms : evil, malefic, malign
    Examples :
    • malevolent stars
  2. wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred

    Examples :
    • a gossipy malevolent old woman
    • failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful


  1. naughtily or annoyingly playful

    Synonyms : arch, impish, implike, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked
  2. deliberately causing harm or damage

    Examples :
    • mischievous rumors and falsehoods