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English verb: spellbind

1. spellbind (emotion) to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe


SamplesThe snake charmer fascinates the cobra.


Synonymsfascinate, grip, transfix


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interest

2. spellbind (communication) attract strongly, as if with a magnet


SamplesShe magnetized the audience with her tricks.


Synonymsbewitch, magnetise, magnetize, mesmerise, mesmerize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)charm, influence, tempt

3. spellbind (body) put into a trance


ExamplesThe performance is likely to spellbind Sue


Synonymsentrance


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize









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