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enthrall

[ en-thrawl ]
/ ɛnˈθrɔl /
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verb (used with object)
to captivate or charm: a performer whose grace, skill, and virtuosity enthrall her audiences.
to put or hold in slavery; subjugate: to be enthralled by illusions and superstitions.
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Also inthral, inthrall.

Origin of enthrall

First recorded in 1570–80; en-1 + thrall

OTHER WORDS FROM enthrall

en·thrall·er, nounen·thrall·ing·ly, adverben·thrall·ment, noun
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