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enthral

verb
     
en‧thral British English ; enthrall American English past tense and past participle enthralled, present participle enthralling [transitive usually passive]
to make someone very interested and excited, so that they listen or watch something very carefully
be enthralled by/with somebody/something
The children were enthralled by the story she was telling
enthralled adjective
WORD FOCUS: interested WORD FOCUS: interested
similar words: intrigued, curious, absorbed

very interested: fascinated, engrossed, enthralled, spellbound


See also
interested

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