enthral | enthrall, v.
α. lME enthralled (past participle), 15– enthrall, 16– enthral.
β. 15 inthralle, 15–19 inthrall, 16–17 inthral.(Show Less)
1. transitive. To make (a person or people) a thrall or thralls, to enslave; to hold or have as a thrall; (also) to set or keep under the rule, control, or authority of oneself or another, to subjugate. Also: to reduce (a person or people) to the condition or level of a thrall; to make slave-like, to debase.
a. To subjugate or control (a person, the mind, will, judgement, etc.), either by means of artifice, sorcery, seduction, etc., or by possessing positive qualities such as beauty and charm. Often with to, unto, indicating the controlling person or thing.
b. To capture or hold the attention of; to captivate, fascinate, hold spellbound. Also intransitive. Now the usual sense.
enˈthraller n. a person who or thing which enthralls someone or something.
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