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Definitions of 'Spellbind'

Definition of 'spellbind'
From: WordNet
verb
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]
verb
Attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks" [syn: magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch, spellbind]
verb
Put into a trance [syn: entrance, spellbind]
Definition of 'Spellbind'
From: GCIDE
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 entrance or fascinate, esp. by eloquence of speech, as in a political campaign. -- Spell"bind`er, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Synonyms of 'Spellbind'
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

Words close to 'Spellbind'

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