Enthraller

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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