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en·thrall

 (ĕn-thrôl′)
tr.v. en·thralled, en·thrall·ing, en·thralls
1. To hold spellbound; captivate: The magic show enthralled us.
2. To enslave.

[Middle English, to put in bondage : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + thrall, slave; see thrall.]

en·thrall′ing·ly adv.
en·thrall′ment n.

en•thrall

or en•thral

(ɛnˈθrɔl)

v.t. -thralled, -thrall•ing or -thral•ling.
1. to captivate or charm; spellbind.
2. to put or hold in slavery; subjugate.
[1570–80]
en•thrall′er, n.
en•thrall′ment, n.

enthrall


Past participle: enthralled
Gerund: enthralling

Imperative
enthrall
enthrall
Present
I enthrall
you enthrall
he/she/it enthralls
we enthrall
you enthrall
they enthrall
Preterite
I enthralled
you enthralled
he/she/it enthralled
we enthralled
you enthralled
they enthralled
Present Continuous
I am enthralling
you are enthralling
he/she/it is enthralling
we are enthralling
you are enthralling
they are enthralling
Present Perfect
I have enthralled
you have enthralled
he/she/it has enthralled
we have enthralled
you have enthralled
they have enthralled
Past Continuous
I was enthralling
you were enthralling
he/she/it was enthralling
we were enthralling
you were enthralling
they were enthralling
Past Perfect
I had enthralled
you had enthralled
he/she/it had enthralled
we had enthralled
you had enthralled
they had enthralled
Future
I will enthrall
you will enthrall
he/she/it will enthrall
we will enthrall
you will enthrall
they will enthrall
Future Perfect
I will have enthralled
you will have enthralled
he/she/it will have enthralled
we will have enthralled
you will have enthralled
they will have enthralled
Future Continuous
I will be enthralling
you will be enthralling
he/she/it will be enthralling
we will be enthralling
you will be enthralling
they will be enthralling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enthralling
you have been enthralling
he/she/it has been enthralling
we have been enthralling
you have been enthralling
they have been enthralling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enthralling
you will have been enthralling
he/she/it will have been enthralling
we will have been enthralling
you will have been enthralling
they will have been enthralling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enthralling
you had been enthralling
he/she/it had been enthralling
we had been enthralling
you had been enthralling
they had been enthralling
Conditional
I would enthrall
you would enthrall
he/she/it would enthrall
we would enthrall
you would enthrall
they would enthrall
Past Conditional
I would have enthralled
you would have enthralled
he/she/it would have enthralled
we would have enthralled
you would have enthralled
they would have enthralled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enthrall - hold spellboundenthrall - hold spellbound      
delight, please - give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"

enthrall

verb
1. To act upon with or as if with magic:
2. To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of:
Slang: grab.
3. To make subservient or subordinate:
Translations
apburt

enthral

(inˈθroːl) (American) enthrallpast tense, past participle enˈthralled verb
to delight greatly. His stories enthralled the children.
enˈthralling adjective
enˈthralment noun
References in classic literature ?
Others more milde, Retreated in a silent valley, sing With notes Angelical to many a Harp Thir own Heroic deeds and hapless fall By doom of Battel; and complain that Fate Free Vertue should enthrall to Force or Chance.
I dared not pause to look on her as I had on her sister, lest once more I should begin to be enthrall.
Football is 76 trombones, tail-gate parties, golden memories, and a sport that always exhilarates us, enthralls us, and captures our hearts.