Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spellbind

3 senses of spellbind

Sense 1
fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbind -- (to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra")
       => interest -- (excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of)

Sense 2
magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch, spellbind -- (attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks")
       => charm, influence, tempt -- (induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money")

Sense 3
entrance, spellbind -- (put into a trance)
       => hypnotize, hypnotise, mesmerize, mesmerise -- (induce hypnosis in)

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