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Verb: spellbind (spellbound)  'spel,bInd
  1. To render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    "The snake charmer spellbinds the cobra";
    - fascinate, transfix, grip
     
  2. Maintain the complete attention of (someone), e.g. because they are fascinated
    - magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise [Brit], magnetise [Brit], bewitch, hypnotise [Brit], hypnotize
     
  3. Put into a trance
    - entrance

Derived forms: spellbinds, spellbinding, spellbound

Type of: charm, hypnotise [Brit], hypnotize, influence, interest, mesmerise [Brit], mesmerize, tempt