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verb (used with object), en·thralled, en·thral·ling.
  1. enthrall.
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Related formsen·thral·ment, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Trenchard had strange powers, and could enthral as he could also repel.

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  • Yet, now I think of it, how completely did Clodagh enthral me!

  • He defied the earth-magic, defied those sylvan deities who as he divined, sought to enthral him.

  • It is quite impossible to treat these men with the cast-iron regulations which enthral the Imperial soldier.

  • Shake off these bonds that enthral thy better spirit, and let not that beautiful fabric play the hypocrite any longer.

British Dictionary definitions for enthral


US enthrall

verb -thrals or US -thralls, -thralling or -thralled (tr)
  1. to hold spellbound; enchant; captivate
  2. obsolete to hold as thrall; enslave
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Derived Formsenthraller, nounenthralment or US enthrallment, noun

Word Origin

C16: from en- 1 + thrall
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