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enrapture

[en-rap-cher] /ɛnˈræp tʃər/
verb (used with object), enraptured, enrapturing.
1.
to move to rapture; delight beyond measure:
We were enraptured by her singing.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; en-1 + rapture
Related forms
enrapturedly, adverb
unenraptured, adjective
Synonyms
enthrall, transport, entrance, enchant.
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  • But the telling of these tales demands a fervor, a fever, to propel the narrative and enrapture the listener.
British Dictionary definitions for enrapture

enrapture

/ɪnˈræptʃə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to fill with delight; enchant
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Word Origin and History for enrapture
v.

1740, from en- (1) + rapture. Related: Enraptured.

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