enrapture
transitive verb (enraptured; enrapturing) Date: 1740 to fill with delight

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  • Enrapture — En*rap ture (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enraptured} (?; 135); p. pr. & vb. n. {Enrapturing}.] To transport with pleasure; to delight beyond measure; to enravish. Shenstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enrapture — 1740, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + RAPTURE (Cf. rapture). Related: Enraptured …   Etymology dictionary

  • enrapture — transport, ravish, entrance Analogous words: rejoice, delight, gladden, *please, gratify: charm, enchant, captivate, fascinate, *attract …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • enrapture — [v] captivate allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, charm, delight, elate, enamor, enchant, enthrall, entrance, fascinate, gladden, gratify, please, ravish, rejoice, score, send, spellbind, transport; concepts 7,22 Ant. disgust, displease, offend,… …   New thesaurus

  • enrapture — ► VERB ▪ give intense pleasure to. DERIVATIVES enrapt adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • enrapture — [enrav′ishen rap′chər, inrap′chər] vt. enraptured, enrapturing to fill with great pleasure or delight; entrance; enchant: also enravish [enrav′ish] …   English World dictionary

  • enrapture — enrapturedly, adv. /en rap cheuhr/, v.t., enraptured, enrapturing. to move to rapture; delight beyond measure: We were enraptured by her singing. [1730 40; EN 1 + RAPTURE] Syn. enthrall, transport, entrance, enchant. * * * …   Universalium

  • enrapture — verb To fill with great delight or joy; to fascinate. Her song enraptured the audience with vivid images of the Scandinavian landscapes. See Also: rapture …   Wiktionary

  • enrapture — Synonyms and related words: allure, attract, becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, charm, delectate, delight, draw on, elate, enamor, enchant, endear, enravish, enthrall, entrance, fascinate, freak out, gladden, gratify …   Moby Thesaurus

  • enrapture — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. transport, enravish, entrance, enchant; please, delight, charm, captivate, bewitch. See pleasure. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. enchant, entrance, allure, delight; see charm 1 , fascinate . III (Roget s… …   English dictionary for students

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