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Meaning of ENCHANT

Pronunciation:  en'chant

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

ENCHANT is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.
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.

         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.

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

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