enthral

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

enthralment, noun
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enthrall

[en-thrawl]
verb (used with object)
1.
to captivate or charm: a performer whose grace, skill, and virtuosity enthrall her audiences.
2.
to put or hold in slavery; subjugate: to be enthralled by illusions and superstitions.
Also, inthral, inthrall.


Origin:
1570–80; en-1 + thrall

enthraller, noun
enthrallingly, adverb
enthrallment, noun


1. spellbind, enchant, transport, enrapture.
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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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enthrall
also enthral, 1570s, from en- "make, put in" + thrall. Related: Enthralled (pp. adj.).
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Example sentences
She is less than enthralled with my new wife.
Here's a list of the songs that enthralled or aggravated me most this year.
Superior writing, fantastic storytelling and creative adherence to the theme
  will keep readers enthralled.
He was instantly enthralled by the language of economics.
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