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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 ?
And when I bade the dream Upon thy spirit flee, Thy violet eyes to me Upturned, did overflowing seem With the deep, untold delight Of Love's serenity; Thy classic brow, like lilies white And pale as the Imperial Night Upon her throne, with stars bedight, Enthralled my soul to thee!
Some of his shorter stories I have found thin and cold to my later reading, and I have never cared much for the 'House of Seven Gables,' but the other day I was reading the 'Blithedale Romance' again, and I found it as potent, as significant, as sadly and strangely true as when it first enthralled my soul.
With parted lips, with palms tight pressed against her heaving bosom, the girl leaned forward, large-eyed, enthralled by the vision of her dead mate.