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enrapture

[en-rap-cher]
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verb (used with object), en·rap·tured, en·rap·tur·ing.
  1. to move to rapture; delight beyond measure: We were enraptured by her singing.

Origin of enrapture

First recorded in 1730–40; en-1 + rapture
Related formsen·rap·tured·ly, adverbun·en·rap·tured, adjective

Synonyms

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enthrall, transport, entrance, enchant.
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Examples from the Web for enrapture

Historical Examples

  • He was surrounded by all that could enchant the eye and enrapture the imagination.

    Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.

    Pierce Egan

  • There is little that does not enrapture them, if you tie them down to nothing, and let them try all.

  • And yet, even in this state, they enrapture those who behold them.

  • Such pretty maneuvering of horse and foot took place below Holyrood Palace as quite to enrapture a terrier.

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

  • The sight of a modern monument throws one into melancholy even while an ancient one has not ceased to enrapture.


British Dictionary definitions for enrapture

enrapture

verb
  1. (tr) to fill with delight; enchant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for enrapture

v.

1740, from en- (1) + rapture. Related: Enraptured.

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