Enthrall



[en-thrawl] /ɛnˈθrɔl/

verb (used with object)
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 superstitions.
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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