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enthral

verb [T] ( present participle enthralling, past tense and past participle enthralled) UK ( US enthrall)
 
 
/ɪnˈθrɔːl/
to keep someone's interest and attention completely: [often passive] The children were enthralled by the circus.Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring
enthralling adjective keeping someone's interest and attention completelyExciting and interesting
Translations of “enthral”
in Spanish cautivar…
in French captiver…
in German fesseln…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迷住,使著迷, 吸引住…
in Russian очаровывать, увлекать…
in Turkish büyülemek, hayran bırakmak, ziyadesiyle etkilemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 迷住,使着迷, 吸引住…
in Polish zafascynować, zauroczyć…
(Definition of enthral from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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