enchant

[en-chant, -chahnt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to subject to magical influence; bewitch: fairytales about witches who enchant handsome princes and beautiful maidens.
2.
to delight to a high degree: Her gaiety and wit have enchanted us all.
3.
to impart a magic quality or effect to.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French enchanter < Latin incantāre to put a spell on; see incantation

unenchanted, adjective


2. fascinate, attract; captivate, enrapture.
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enchant (ɪnˈtʃɑːnt)
 
vb
1.  to cast a spell on; bewitch
2.  to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm
 
[C14: from Old French enchanter, from Latin incantāre to chant a spell, from cantāre to chant, from canere to sing]
 
en'chanter
 
n
 
en'chantress
 
fem n

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enchant
late 14c., lit. and fig., from Fr. enchanter, from L. incantare (see enchantment). Related: Enchanting. Enchanted in weakened sense of "delighted" is from 1590s.
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Example sentences
The business of fashion had ceased to enchant by then.
His fellow authors were admonished to inform, to enchant and to tell a story.
However, even a brief stop will enchant visitors with the remarkable desert landscape.
In this disenchanted world, they re-enchant you, not in a falsely sweet or obvious way but in a special form of enchantment.
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