from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To fill with rapture or delight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fill with great delight or joy; to fascinate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To transport with pleasure; to delight beyond measure; to enravish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move to rapture; transport with pleasure; delight beyond measure; ravish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hold spellbound
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The Hand That First Held Mine will no doubt enrapture you, just as it has me.
Subjectively, this manifests itself in the perception that the "feelings" elicited by art and music are in fact the ACTUAL feelings the artist felt, somehow, dizzyingly 'captured' by the work, immortalized, held in 'static communion' by the canvas, or musical recording, or camera... and now able to enrapture and enchant us indefinitely.
On Loopita, the german artist platform Raster-Noton enrapture the audience again, exihibiting all the collective´s positive boldness regarding music and electronic images.
And although one would be amazed at the prodigious child who could follow to the letter its snaky progress, it captures brilliantly that moment when adults enrapture children by behaving like children themselves.
Once in Neverland, the surrounding computer-generated scenery continues to enrapture, surrounding both the audience and the 23 living actors.
But the harrowing psychological investigation he embarks upon is told seemingly without effort, through words that intoxicate, scenes that enrapture, and ideas that ensnare.
She cups one in her hands and the colors swirl and unfurl, capture and enrapture.
“Robert Dunbar has the unique personal vision, command of language, and atmospheric style to enrapture you in the wildest, deepest nightmare.”
It appears that there was no attempt to notate this savoir-faire, because, in order for it to be endowed with its full relevancy, it probably had to spring spontaneously from the particular moment and enrapture the listeners by its inestimable character of something ephemeral and, therefore, eminently human.
In a debate, it is not enough to enrapture the masses.