Is there a verb for "letting one be in (some mental state)" or "letting one to experience ..." in the general sense?

Here is just an example to demonstrate the usage of such word: let's say I want to describe some psychoactive drug letting a person to experience a dreamlike state of mind. (I'm not looking for words with specific meaning like hallucinate) What I'm trying to express is the more general idea of "letting one be in some mental state", (without using the word experience).

Here is what I mean by that: I want to find a verb to fit in this sentence

That (verb) me (preposition) [some state of mind].

If such word does not exist, what are some related words to be used?

  • Is something like This left me experience ... would fit? – Yohann V. Apr 16 '15 at 14:36
  • @YohannV. No. Sorry but that is very similar to let ... experience which is not what I'm looking for. – THE COMMENT GUY Apr 16 '15 at 14:38
  • A verb saying "be out of the straitjacket of my mind" ? – Yohann V. Apr 16 '15 at 14:42
  • It's been years, but I vaguely remember having had the feeling of having been 'taken" or "brought" somewhere: "That 'took/brought (or maybe even 'lifted')' me to a heightened state of awareness." – Papa Poule Apr 16 '15 at 14:49
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    How do you not let someone be in a mental state? – Hot Licks Apr 16 '15 at 16:50

The closest verb I can think of is to hallucinate,

to experience a seemingly real perception of something not actually present, typically as a result of a mental disorder or of taking drugs.

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    I can't understand why the down vote when the OP didn't originally mention that 'to hallucinate' isn't the word that he is looking for. – Aram Apr 16 '15 at 14:43

The altered mental state is usually not a matter of choice with such drugs. It is induced rather than facilitated.


You could say that the drug puts someone in a certain mental state. For example, "The drug put me in a dreamlike state."


We say:

That {insert illegal substance of choice} got me really high.

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