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Bewitch

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Verb (transitive)
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be=witch

CIDE DICTIONARY

Bewitchv. t. 
  •  To gain an ascendency over by charms or incantations; to affect (esp. to injure) by witchcraft or sorcery.  [1913 Webster]
    "See how I am bewitched; behold, mine arm
    Is like a blasted sapling withered up.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To charm; to fascinate; to please to such a degree as to take away the power of resistance; to enchant.  [1913 Webster]
    "The charms of poetry our souls bewitch."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To enchant; captivate; charm; entrance.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Bewitch, v.tr.
1 enchant; greatly delight.
2 cast a spell on.

Derivative
bewitching adj. bewitchingly adv.
Etymology
ME f. BE- + OE wiccian enchant f. wicca WITCH

THESAURUS

Bewitch

abuse, afflict, aggrieve, allure, attract, becharm, bedevil, befoul, beguile, blight, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, charm, condemn, corrupt, crucify, curse, damage, dazzle, defile, delectate, delight, demonize, deprave, despoil, destroy, devilize, diabolize, disadvantage, disserve, distress, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by, doom, draw, draw on, enamor, enchant, endear, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, entrance, envenom, fascinate, freak out, get into trouble, harass, harm, hex, hold in thrall, hoodoo, hurt, hypnotize, impair, imparadise, infatuate, infect, inflame with love, injure, intrigue, jinx, knock dead, knock out, magnetize, maltreat, menace, mesmerize, mistreat, molest, obsess, outrage, overlook, persecute, play havoc with, play hob with, poison, pollute, possess, prejudice, ravish, savage, scathe, seduce, send, slay, snow, sorcerize, spell, spellbind, taint, take, tantalize, tempt, threaten, thrill, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, torment, torture, transport, trick, vamp, violate, voodoo, wile, witch, wound, wow, wreak havoc on, wrong

ROGET THESAURUS

Bewitch

Motive

VB induce, move, draw, draw on, bring in its train, give an impulse, to, inspire, put up to, prompt, call up, attract, beckon, stimulate, spirit up, inspirit, rouse, arouse, animate, incite, foment, provoke, instigate, set on, actuate, act upon, work upon, operate upon, encourage, pat on the back, pat on the shoulder, clap on the back, clap on the shoulder, influence, weigh with, bias, sway, incline, dispose, predispose, turn the scale, inoculate, lead by the nose, have influence with, have influence over, have influence upon, exercise influence with, exercise influence over, exercise influence upon, go round, come round one, turn the head, magnetize, lobby, persuade, prevail with, prevail upon, overcome, carry, bring round to one's senses, bring to one's senses, draw over, win over, gain over, come over, talk over, procure, enlist, engage, invite, court, tempt, seduce, overpersuade, entice, allure, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, carry away, charm, conciliate, wheedle, coax, lure, inveigle, tantalize, cajole, tamper with, bribe, suborn, grease the palm, bait with a silver hook, gild the pill, make things pleasant, put a sop into the pan, throw a sop to, bait the hook, enforce, force, impel, propel, whip, lash, goad, spur, prick, urge, egg on, hound, hurry on, drag, exhort, advise, call upon, press, advocate, set an example, set the fashion, keep in countenance, be persuaded, yield to temptation, come round, concede, obey a call, follow advice, follow the bent, follow the dictates of, act on principle.

Pleasurableness

VB cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure, please, charm, delight, becharm, imparadise, gladden, take, captivate, fascinate, enchant, entrance, enrapture, transport, bewitch, enravish, bless, beatify, satisfy, gratify, desire, slake, satiate, quench, indulge, humor, flatter, tickle, tickle the palate, regale, refresh, enliven, treat, amuse, take one's fancy, tickle one's fancy, hit one's fancy, meet one's wishes, win the heart, gladden the heart, rejoice the heart, warm the cockles of the heart, do one's heart good, attract, allure, stimulate, interest, make things pleasant, popularize, gild the pill, sugar-coat the pill, sweeten.

Sorcery

VB practice sorcery, cast a nativity, conjure, exorcise, charm, enchant, bewitch, bedevil, hoodoo, voodoo, entrance, mesmerize, magnetize, fascinate, taboo, wave a wand, rub the ring, rub the lamp, cast a spell, call up spirits, call up spirits from the vasty deep, raise spirits from the dead.

Love

VB love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with, affection, be in love with, have a love, for, entertain a love, for, harbor cherish a love, for, regard, revere, take to, bear love to, be wedded to, set one's affections on, make much of, feast one's eyes on, hold dear, prize, hug, cling to, cherish, pet, burn, adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer eperdument, dote on, dote upon, take a fancy to, look sweet upon, become enamored, fall in love with, lose one's heart, desire, excite love, win the heart, gain the heart, win the affections, gain the affections, secure the love, engage the affections, take the fancy of have a place in the heart, wind round the heart, attract, attach, endear, charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the head, get into favor, ingratiate oneself, insinuate oneself, worm oneself, propitiate, curry favor with, pay one's court to, faire l'aimable, set one's cap at, flirt.


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