verb (enthrals, enthralling, enthralled)[with object]
- 1Capture the fascinated attention of: she had been so enthralled by the adventure that she had hardly noticed the coldMore example sentences
captivate, charm, enchant, bewitch, fascinate, beguile, entrance, enrapture, delight, attract, allure, lure; win, ensnare, dazzle, absorb, engross, rivet, grip, transfix, root someone to the spot, transport, carry away, hypnotize, mesmerize, intrigue, spellbind, hold spellbound• informal get under someone's skinfascinating, entrancing, enchanting, bewitching, captivating, charming, beguiling, enrapturing; delightful, attractive, alluring, winning, dazzling, absorbing, engrossing, memorable, compelling, riveting, readable, gripping, exciting, transfixing, transporting, hypnotic, mesmerizing, intriguing, spellbinding• informal unputdownable
- Still, she was pretty, and pretty seemed to be enough to enthrall Fabian's attention.
- On the way here, she had been enthralled, mesmerised, spellbound by the area.
- The story enthrals you from the first page to the last as the plot unravels at a speedy pace.
enthralment (US enthrallment)
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- I turn away and feign sudden enthrallment by the display behind me to buy a little time as I debate whether to say hello.
- Self-gratification and enthralment to the trivial increasingly characterize society.
- Those of us who enjoy this genre have been captivated by themes so gripping, stories so mature, and characters so cool that we can't help our enthrallment.