- Enthrall is defined as to enslave someone or to completely take over someone's attention.
An example of to enthrall is for a magician to have a group of children excitedly watching his every move.
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transitive verb en·thralled, en·thrall·ing, en·thralls
- To hold spellbound; captivate: The magic show enthralled the audience.
- To enslave.
Origin: Middle English, to put in bondage : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + thrall, slave; see thrall.
- en·thrallˈing·ly adverb
- en·thrallˈment noun