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enrapture

en·rap·ture

enrapture

 
pronunciation:
ihn raep chr
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: enraptured, enraptures, enrapturing
definition: to cause to be in rapture or to be ecstatically joyful.
The impassioned words of the charismatic preacher enraptured his listeners.The creation of this glorious music enraptured the composer.
antonyms:
appall
similar words:
entrance, ravish, transport
derivations: enraptured (adj.), enrapturedly (adv.)
Word Parts
The word enrapture contains the following parts:
rap Latin root that means seize, carry off by force