in thrall

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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inthral

[in-thrawl]
verb (used with object), inthralled, inthralling.
Also, inthrall.

inthralment, noun
uninthralled, adjective
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enthrall
also enthral, 1570s, from en- "make, put in" + thrall. Related: Enthralled (pp. adj.).
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