Definition of enthral verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

enthral

 verb
(British English)(North American English enthrall)verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈθrɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθrɔːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enthral
BrE BrE//ɪnˈθrɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθrɔːl//
 
(North American English) present simple I / you / we / they enthrall
BrE BrE//ɪnˈθrɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθrɔːl//
 
he / she / it enthrals
BrE BrE//ɪnˈθrɔːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθrɔːlz//
 
(North American English) he / she / it enthralls
BrE BrE//ɪnˈθrɔːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθrɔːlz//
 
past simple enthralled
BrE BrE//ɪnˈθrɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθrɔːld//
 
past participle enthralled
BrE BrE//ɪnˈθrɔːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθrɔːld//
 
-ing form enthralling
BrE BrE//ɪnˈθrɔːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈθrɔːlɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive, usually passive] enthral (somebody) if something enthrals you, it is so interesting, beautiful, etc. that you give it all your attention synonym entrance2 The child watched, enthralled by the bright moving images. This book will enthral readers of all ages. The children listened enthralled as the storyteller unfolded her tale. They were enthralled with the play. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘enslave’; formerly also as inthrall): from en-, in- (as an intensifier) + thrall.