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spellbind (v.)

also spell-bind, "to bind by or as if by spell," 1795, probably a back-formation from spellbound. Related: Spellbinding; spellbinder.

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Definitions of spellbind from WordNet

spellbind (v.)
to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe;
Synonyms: fascinate / transfix / grip
spellbind (v.)
attract strongly, as if with a magnet;
Synonyms: magnetize / mesmerize / mesmerise / magnetise / bewitch
spellbind (v.)
put into a trance;
Synonyms: entrance
From wordnet.princeton.edu