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spellbind definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra" [syn: fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbind]
2: attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks" [syn: magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch, spellbind]
3: put into a trance [syn: entrance, spellbind]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (spellbound; -binding) Etymology: back-formation from spellbound Date: 1808 to bind or hold by or as if by a spell

Oxford Reference Dictionary

tr. (past and past part. spellbound) 1 bind with or as if with a spell; entrance. 2 (as spellbound adj.) entranced, fascinated, esp. by a speaker, activity, quality, etc. Derivatives: spellbinder n. spellbindingly adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spellbind Spell"bind`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spellbound; p. pr. & vb. n. Spellbinding.] To bind or hold by, or as if by, a spell or charm; to fascinate, esp. by eloquence of speech, as in a political campaign. -- Spell"bind`er, n.

Moby Thesaurus

absorb, absorb the attention, arrest, becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, catch, catch up, charm, enchant, engage, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, entrance, exercise, fascinate, grab, grip, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hypnotize, immerse, infatuate, intrigue, involve, involve the interest, mesmerize, monopolize, obsess, occupy, occupy the attention, preoccupy, shine, spell, take up, trance, transport, vamp, witch




 


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