enamor

enamor

[ih-nam-er]
verb (used with object)
1.
to fill or inflame with love (usually used in the passive and followed by of or sometimes with ): to be enamored of a certain lady; a brilliant woman with whom he became enamored.
2.
to charm or captivate.
Also, especially British, enamour.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English enamouren < Old French enamourer. See en-1, amour

enamoredness; especially British, enamouredness, noun
half-enamored, adjective
overenamored, adjective
self-enamored, adjective
unenamored, adjective


2. fascinate, bewitch, enchant, enrapture.
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enamour or (US) enamor (ɪnˈæmə)
 
vb (and foll by of)
to inspire with love; captivate; charm
 
[C14: from Old French enamourer, from amour love, from Latin amor]
 
enamor or (US) enamor
 
vb
 
[C14: from Old French enamourer, from amour love, from Latin amor]

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enamor
c.1300, from O.Fr. enamourer, from en-, causative prefix, + amour "love," from amare "to love" (see Amy).
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