enthral
Enthrall En*thrall", v. t. [Pref. en- + thrall. Cf. {Inthrall}.] [Written also {enthral}.] To hold in thrall; to enslave. See {Inthrall}. [1913 Webster]

The bars survive the captive they enthrall. --Byron. [1913 Webster]


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  • enthral — is spelt with one l and is inflected with two ls in enthralled, enthralling, but there is only one l in enthralment. In AmE, there are two ls in all these forms, including enthrall itself; and there is a variant inthrall …   Modern English usage

  • enthral — (US enthrall) ► VERB (enthralled, enthralling) 1) fascinate (someone) and hold their attention. 2) (also inthrall) archaic enslave. DERIVATIVES enthralment (US enthrallment) noun …   English terms dictionary

  • enthral — UK [ɪnˈθrɔːl] / US [ɪnˈθrɔl] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms enthral : present tense I/you/we/they enthral he/she/it enthrals present participle enthralling past tense enthralled past participle enthralled to make you so interested in… …   English dictionary

  • enthral — Inthrall In*thrall , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inthralled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inthralling}.] [Cf. {Enthrall}.] [Written also {inthral}, {enthral}, and {enthrall}.] To reduce to bondage or servitude; to make a thrall, slave, vassal, or captive of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enthral — transitive verb see enthrall …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enthral — enthralment, n. /en thrawl /, v.t., enthralled, enthralling. enthrall. * * * …   Universalium

  • enthral — verb a) To hold spellbound; to bewitch, charm or captivate. b) To make subservient; to enslave or subjugate …   Wiktionary

  • enthral — (BrE) (AmE enthrall) verb PHRASES ▪ be enthralled by sth, be enthralled with sth ▪ They were enthralled with the play. ▪ hold sb enthralled, keep sb enthralled ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • enthral — en|thral BrE enthrall AmE [ınˈθro:l US ˈθro:l] v past tense and past participle enthralled present participle enthralling [T usually passive] to make someone very interested and excited, so that they listen or watch something very carefully be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • enthral — en|thral [ ın θrɔl ] a British spelling of enthrall …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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