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Definitions and Synonyms of trance | Another word for trance | What is trance?

Definition 1: a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep - [noun denoting cognition]

(trance is a kind of ...) a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment

(... is a kind of trance ) a trance induced by the use of hypnosis; the person accepts the suggestions of the hypnotist

(... is a kind of trance ) a trance induced by intense religious devotion; does not show reduced bodily functions that are typical of other trances

Definition 2: a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for trance in the sense of this definition

(trance is a kind of ...) (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic

"a manic state"

(... is a kind of trance ) being controlled by passion or the supernatural

(... is a kind of trance ) the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)

Definition 3: attract; cause to be enamored - [verb of emotion]

Samples where trance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She captured all the men's hearts

Synonyms for trance in the sense of this definition

(trance is a kind of ...) be attractive to

"The idea of a vacation appeals to me" "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

(... is a kind of trance ) hold the attention of

"The soprano held the audience" "This story held our interest" "She can hold an audience spellbound"

(... is a kind of trance ) gratify and charm, usually in order to influence

"the political candidate worked the crowds"

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