Definitions for: Enchant


[v] cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
[v] attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
[v] hold spellbound



Webster (1913) Definition: En*chant", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enchanted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Enchanting.] [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.]
1. To charm by sorcery; to act on by enchantment; to get
control of by magical words and rites.

And now about the caldron sing, Like elves and
fairies in a ring, Enchanting all that you put in.
--Shak.

He is enchanted, cannot speak. --Tennyson.

2. To delight in a high degree; to charm; to enrapture; as,
music enchants the ear.

Arcadia was the charmed circle where all his spirits
forever should be enchanted. --Sir P.
Sidney.

Syn: To charm; bewitch; fascinate. Cf. Charm.

Synonyms: becharm, beguile, bewitch, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, delight, enamor, enamour, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, entrance, fascinate, glamour, hex, jinx, ravish, trance, transport, witch

Antonyms: disenchant, disillusion

See Also: appeal, attract, becharm, charm, hold, please, spell, voodoo, work

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