from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To hold spellbound; captivate: The magic show enthralled the audience.
- transitive v. To enslave.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To hold spellbound; to bewitch, charm or captivate.
- v. To make subservient; to enslave or subjugate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To hold in thrall; to enslave. See inthrall.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hold spellbound
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)
en- + thrall ("to control another's mind, to enslave"). (Wiktionary)