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[ en-rap-cher ]

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.

    Synonyms: enchant, entrance, transport, enthrall


/ ɪnˈræptʃə /


  1. tr to fill with delight; enchant
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Other Words From

  • en·raptured·ly adverb
  • unen·raptured adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of enrapture1

First recorded in 1730–40; en- 1 + rapture
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Example Sentences

It has an amazing swordfight, a cool story with a unique mythology, and a world enraptured by its swashbuckling atmosphere.

Being infuriated by Promising Young Woman is almost as fun as being enraptured by it.

From Vox

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

At first the work did not enrapture me, for I could not see the use of spending so much time upon breathing.

“I will enrapture you with a thousand hexameters declaratory of my incommunicable affections,” shouted the prolific versifier.

The depth and variegated beauty of coloring that marks this season of decaying foliage, would enrapture the heart of an artist.

Meantime, the girl was making a toilet of vast and artful simplicity wherewith to enrapture the eye of the beholder.