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Mesmerize vs Enthralled - What's the difference?

mesmerize | enthralled |

As verbs the difference between mesmerize and enthralled

is that mesmerize is to exercise mesmerism on; to spellbind; to enthrall while enthralled is (enthrall).

As an adjective enthralled is

extremely happy or excited.



Alternative forms

* mesmerise (UK)


  • To exercise mesmerism on; to spellbind; to enthrall.
  • * , chapter=4
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Then he commenced to talk, really talk. and inside of two flaps of a herring's fin he had me mesmerized , like Eben Holt's boy at the town hall show. He talked about the ills of humanity, and the glories of health and Nature and service and land knows what all.}}


    * (exercise mesmerism on) spellbind, hypnotize, enthrall

    See also

    * hypnotize




    (en adjective)
  • Extremely happy or excited
  • * 2014 , (Ruzwana Bashir), " The untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse. I know, I was a victim", The Guardian , 29 August 2014:
  • At 18 I was fortunate enough to receive an offer to study at Oxford University. I was enthralled with the exciting new world around me and tried desperately to fit in.


  • (enthrall)