enthrall

  • 1 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

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

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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… …

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

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  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 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 …

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

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  • 11 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,… …

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  • 12 enthrall — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. enslave, subjugate; captivate, fascinate, charm. See pleasure, subjection. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. captivate, bewitch, enchant, spellbind; see fascinate . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v.… …

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  • 13 enthrall — en|thrall [ ın θrɔl ] verb intransitive or transitive to make you so interested or excited that you give it all your attention …

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  • 15 enthrall — en·thrall || ɪn θrɔːl v. captivate, fascinate; charm, enchant; enslave, subjugate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 enthrall — v. a. [Written also Inthrall.] 1. Enslave, reduce to servitude, put under restraint, make a thrall or slave or bondsman of. 2. Enslave, overpower, overmaster, enchain, put in bondage (morally) …

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  • 17 enthrall — verb the exhibit of Calder s early mobiles enthralled us Syn: captivate, charm, enchant, bewitch, fascinate, beguile, entrance, delight; win, ensnare, absorb, engross, rivet, grip, transfix, hypnotize, mesmerize, spellbind …

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  • 18 enthrall — v 1. charm, attract, captivate, take one s fancy; fascinate, allure, enrapture, infatuate, hold spellbound, spellbind; enamor, inflame, excite, thrill, ravish; bewitch, becharm, enchant, mesmerize, hypnotize, carry away, transport. 2. subjugate,… …

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  • 19 enthrall — en·thrall …

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  • 20 enthrall — en•thrall or en•thral [[t]ɛnˈθrɔl[/t]] v. t. thralled, thrall•ing or thral•ling 1) to captivate or charm; spellbind 2) to put or hold in slavery; subjugate • Etymology: 1570–80 en•thrall′er, n. en•thrall′ment, n …

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