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

enchanted (ɪnˈtʃɑːntɪd)
 
adj
1.  under a spell; bewitched; magical
2.  utterly delighted or captivated; fascinated; charmed

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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
She was from that province so she understood the theme of the film, but she was surprised and enchanted by the film industry.
Enchanted by a symbol for a whirlpool on a nautical chart, best-selling.
She was so enchanted that she turned to me and whispered that she wanted to be a killer-whale trainer when she grows up.
Her stories of the rustic, pristine beauty and lifestyle enchanted me.
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