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enthral

(ɪnˈθrɔːl) or

enthrall

vb (tr) , -thrals, -thralls, -thralling or -thralled
1. to hold spellbound; enchant; captivate
2. obsolete to hold as thrall; enslave
[C16: from en-1 + thrall]
enˈthraller n
enˈthralment, enˈthrallment n
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enthral


Past participle: enthralled
Gerund: enthralling

Imperative
enthral
enthral
Present
I enthral
you enthral
he/she/it enthrals
we enthral
you enthral
they enthral
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 enthral
you will enthral
he/she/it will enthral
we will enthral
you will enthral
they will enthral
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 enthral
you would enthral
he/she/it would enthral
we would enthral
you would enthral
they would enthral
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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enthral - hold spellboundenthral - hold spellbound      
delight, please - give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

enthral

verb engross, charm, grip, fascinate, absorb, entrance, intrigue, enchant, rivet, captivate, beguile, ravish, mesmerize, hypnotize, enrapture, hold spellbound, spellbind Children and adults alike are enthralled by his stories.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
يَسْبي اللُب،يَأسَرُ القَلب، يَفْتِنُ
fortryllehenrykke
gagntaka; hrífa
pakerėjimas
apburtvaldzināt
očariť
büyülemekhayran bırakmak

enthral

enthrall (US) [ɪnˈθrɔːl] VT (gen passive) → cautivar, embelesar
we listened enthralledescuchamos embelesados
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enthral

(British) enthrall [ɪnˈθrɔːl] vt (= engross) [+ person, audience] → captiver
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enthral

, enthrall (US)
vtbegeistern, berücken (geh); (exciting story etc also)packen, fesseln; he was (held) enthralled by her beautyer war von ihrer Schönheit gefesselt or bezaubert or berückt (geh)
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enthral

enthrall (Am) [ɪnˈθrɔːl] vtaffascinare, avvincere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

enthral

(inˈθroːl) (American) enthrallpast tense, past participle enˈthralled verb
to delight greatly. His stories enthralled the children.
enˈthralling adjective
enˈthralment noun
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References in classic literature ?
A long-drawn inspiration at length relieved him from this enthralment of the mind, and he began to analyze the parts of this vast panorama.
AFTER the chaotic enthralment of an epic afternoon, one thing should not be forgotten.
Whence of guests he makes them slaves Inhospitably, and kills their infant males: Till, by two brethren (those two brethren call Moses and Aaron) sent from God to claim His people from enthralment, they return, With glory and spoil, back to their promised land.
The picture he paints is bleak: climate change is mainly caused by human greed and self-destructive enthralment to new technologies and progress.
I may have travelled far afield but it was my return to Scotland and my life-long enthralment with the Saga genre that made me write this book.
suspends its viewers from this kind of enthralment, and instead situates its viewers with the phenomenon of engrossment by making a spectacle of engrossment itself.
If the Scottish government, of this or any hue, is serious on rural development, it has to break this officially sanctioned environmental enthralment.
Poe's life and writings continue to be a relevant reflection on American literary culture as well as its rejection, in their ambiguity towards evil and its correlate perversity, the fascination for ambivalent psychological abysses, the enthralment with the ratiocinative, and the appeal for scientific enquiry.
It was when Bulgaria had only just emerged from Communist enthralment, enthroned their king and queen, and spread out the welcome mat to tourists, that I came across a rather battered old icon on a stall in a market in Veliko Turnovo.
Wrong, there is far more enthralment in reality than contrivance.
Such enthralment is understandable, and I would like to offer two possible reasons for this.