en|thrall [ ın`θrɔl ] verb intransitive or transitive
to make you so interested or excited that you give it all your attention

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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  • Enthrall — En*thrall , v. t. [Pref. en + thrall. Cf. {Inthrall}.] [Written also {enthral}.] To hold in thrall; to enslave. See {Inthrall}. [1913 Webster] The bars survive the captive they enthrall. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enthrall — index coerce, commit (institutionalize), confine, constrain (imprison), detain (hold in custody) …   Law dictionary

  • enthrall — also enthral to hold in mental or moral bondage, 1570s, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) make, put in + THRALL (Cf. thrall). Literal sense is from 1610s. Related: Enthralled; enthralling …   Etymology dictionary

  • enthrall — [v] captivate absorb, beguile, bewitch, charm, enchant, engage, enrapture, enslave, entrance, fascinate, grab, grip, hold spellbound, hook, hypnotize, intrigue, mesmerize, preoccupy, rivet, spellbind, subdue, subject, subjugate; concepts 7,19,22… …   New thesaurus

  • enthrall — or enthral [en thrôl′, inthrôl′] vt. enthralled, enthralling [ME enthrallen: see EN 1 & THRALL] 1. Now Rare to make a slave of; enslave 2. to hold as if in a spell; captivate; fascinate enthrallment n. enthralment …   English World dictionary

  • enthrall — Inthrall In*thrall , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inthralled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inthralling}.] [Cf. {Enthrall}.] [Written also {inthral}, {enthral}, and {enthrall}.] To reduce to bondage or servitude; to make a thrall, slave, vassal, or captive of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enthrall — verb hold spellbound (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑enchant, ↑enrapture, ↑transport, ↑ravish, ↑enthral, ↑delight • Ant: ↑disenchant ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • enthrall — enthraller, n. enthrallingly, adv. enthrallment, n. /en thrawl /, v.t. 1. to captivate or charm: a performer whose grace, skill, and virtuosity enthrall her audiences. 2. to put or hold in slavery; subjugate: to be enthralled by illusions and… …   Universalium

  • enthrall — or enthral transitive verb (enthralled; enthralling) Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century 1. to hold in or reduce to slavery 2. to hold spellbound ; charm • enthrallment noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enthrall — verb a) To hold spellbound; to bewitch, charm or captivate. b) To make subservient; to enslave or subjugate …   Wiktionary

  • enthrall — Synonyms and related words: absorb, absorb the attention, arrest, becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, catch, catch up, charm, delectate, delight, deprive of freedom, disenfranchise, disfranchise, dominate, enchant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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