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enchant

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Verb (transitive)
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en=chant

CIDE DICTIONARY

enchantv. t. [F. enchanter, L. incantare to chant or utter a magic formula over or against one, to bewitch; in in, against + cantare to sing. See Chant, and cf. Incantation.].
  •  To charm by sorcery; to act on by enchantment; to get control of by magical words and rites.  [1913 Webster]
    "And now about the caldron sing,
    Like elves and fairies in a ring,
    Enchanting all that you put in.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "He is enchanted, cannot speak."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To delight in a high degree; to charm; to enrapture; as, music enchants the ear.  [1913 Webster]
    "Arcadia was the charmed circle where all his spirits forever should be enchanted."
Syn. -- To charm; bewitch; fascinate. Cf. Charm.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

enchant, v.tr.
1 charm, delight.
2 bewitch.

Derivative
enchantedly adv. enchanting adj. enchantingly adv. enchantment n.
Etymology
ME f. F enchanter f. L incantare (as IN-(2), canere cant- sing)

THESAURUS

enchant

absorb, absorb the attention, allure, arrest, attract, becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, catch, charm, delectate, delight, draw, engage, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, enrapture, enravish, ensorcel, ensorcell, enthrall, entrance, exercise, fascinate, freak out, glamour, grab, grip, hex, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hoodoo, hypnotize, immerse, imparadise, infatuate, intrigue, involve, involve the interest, knock dead, knock out, magic, magnetize, mesmerize, monopolize, obsess, occupy, occupy the attention, please, preoccupy, ravish, send, slay, spell, spellbind, take, take up, thrill, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, transport, vamp, voodoo, wile, witch, wow

ROGET THESAURUS

enchant

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.


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