"spellbind" in the verb 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"
2. magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch, spellbind
attract strongly, as if with a magnet
"She magnetized the audience with her tricks"
3. entrance, spellbind
put into a trance
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