enthral

[en-thrawl]
verb (used with object), enthralled, enthralling.

enthralment, noun
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enthral or enthrall (ɪnˈθrɔːl)
 
vb , (US) -thrals, -thralls, -thralling, -thralled
1.  to hold spellbound; enchant; captivate
2.  obsolete to hold as thrall; enslave
 
[C16: from en-1 + thrall]
 
enthrall or enthrall
 
vb
 
[C16: from en-1 + thrall]
 
en'thraller or enthrall
 
n
 
en'thralment or enthrall
 
n
 
en'thrallment or enthrall
 
n

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His purpose is not to enthral but to persuade, and to disturb.
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