enthrall

[ en-thrawl ]
/ ɛnˈθrɔl /

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.
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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Examples from the Web for enthrallment

  • His enthrallment of media culture persists because he is so good at what he does.

    Murdoch’s Dark Arts|Tina Brown|July 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • Corydon was sitting with her hands clasped, and a look of enthrallment upon her face.

    Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
  • The words awoke John from his enthrallment and she saw by his glance toward her that he did not comprehend their meaning.

    Spring Street|James H. Richardson