inthral

or in·thrall

[in-thrawl]
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verb (used with object), in·thralled, in·thral·ling.


Related formsin·thral·ment, nounun·in·thralled, adjective

enthrall

[en-thrawl]

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
Related formsen·thrall·er, nounen·thrall·ing·ly, adverben·thrall·ment, noun

Synonyms for enthrall

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Word Origin and History for in-thrall

enthrall

v.

also enthral "to hold in mental or moral bondage," 1570s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + thrall. Literal sense is from 1610s. Related: Enthralled; enthralling.

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