American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To hold spellbound; captivate: The magic show enthralled the audience.
- v. To enslave.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reduce to the condition of or hold as a thrall or captive; enslave or hold in bondage or subjection; subjugate.
- Hence To reduce to or hold in mental subjection of any kind; subjugate, captivate, or charm: as, to enthrall the judgment or the senses.
- v. transitive To hold spellbound; to bewitch, charm or captivate.
- v. transitive To make subservient; to enslave or subjugate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To hold in thrall; to enslave. See inthrall.
- v. hold spellbound
- en- + thrall ("to control another's mind, to enslave"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, to put in bondage : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + thrall, slave; see thrall. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And the interesting thing about the book, apart from its ability to enthrall, is that it hasn't really dated, or has dated only in inconsequential or charming ways.”
“I call that mind free which through confidence in God and in the power of virtue has cast off all fear but that of wrong-doing, which no menace or peril can enthrall, which is calm in the midst of tumults, and possesses itself though all else be lost.”
“Or rather, he says that love is the opposite of orthodox tyranny, but the poem forces him to experience love as simply another and more complex kind of orthodox tyranny: the tyranny of that very tradition which he claims cannot "enthrall" the heart but which in killing Leila has melancholically bound him more firmly to it than it ever could have were she alive.”
“In the 16th century, the first known figurative use of "enthrall" appeared in the following advice, translated from a Latin text by Thomas Newton: "A man should not ... enthrall his credit and honour to Harlots.”
“Asked about the show's master plan — lest it get bogged down in the number of Lost-style mysteries that enthrall and enrage fans — executive producer Eric Charmelo said he's got stories for "nine seasons — and then the triplet shows up.”
“The world-building is excellent - enough details to enthrall without slowing the pace.”
“Dessert Eagle, ready to enthrall us all with your daring tales of military adventures in some branch of the service?”
“In the world of literature, Hispanic authors including Isabel Allende, Gabriel Marquez, and Jorge Luis Borges enthrall their readers with fascinating stories.”
“Animated movies just don't enthrall me the way they used to, at least not as often.”
“Four volumes of some truly gruesome tales that will enthrall me to no end, I'm sure.”
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