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

enthralling (ɪnˈθrɔːlɪŋ)
 
adj
holding the attention completely; fascinating; spellbinding

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enthrall
also enthral, 1570s, from en- "make, put in" + thrall. Related: Enthralled (pp. adj.).
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Example sentences
It might sound precious or tedious, but the control is enthralling.
There are those who see modern history as an enthralling tale of progress, and
  those who view it as one long nightmare.
Also, you do not have to spend much money to have an enthralling vacation.
Living dinosaurs-it's an enthralling concept that so many of us have dreamed
  about, and we're due for another great dinosaur film.
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