enrapture

[ en-rap-cher ]
/ ɛnˈræp tʃər /

verb (used with object), en·rap·tured, en·rap·tur·ing.

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
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British Dictionary definitions for enrapture

enrapture

/ (ɪnˈræptʃə) /

verb

(tr) to fill with delight; enchant
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Word Origin and History for enrapture

enrapture


v.

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

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