American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To inspire with love; captivate: was enamored of the beautiful dancer; were enamored with the charming island.
- v. To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; — with of, or with, before the person or thing; as, to be enamored with a lady; to be enamored of books or science.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; -- with
of, or with, before the person or thing
- v. attract; cause to be enamored
- Old French enamourer, enamorer; prefix en- (Latin in) + Old French & French amour ("love"), Latin amor. See amour, and confer inamorato. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English enamouren, from Old French enamourer : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + amour, love; see amour. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Of cloud and moonbeam, through th 'enamor'd night,”
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“It is an interesting execution with Wild Trees, for while he wishes to enamor and amaze the reader with these majestic creations that have stood the test of time, he wishes to maintain this hidden Eden in a way that prevents it from being seen and experience by the readers.”
“These are ridiculous notions spawned from the planning arena's enamor for smart growth, infill and TOD theories.”
“My one criticism: one hopes Chef transcends his enamor with the new trend of foam, which he used in a few too many dishes.”
“The "anti poverty, anti-corruption" crusades that so enamor the middle classes and the World Bank will not meet the challenge of poverty.”
“You're harshing my mellow and not doing much to enamor me to you or your candidate.”
“Three minutes in front of a billion people to charm, to enamor, to sell, to "build your brand.”
“Keeping Rove; being unapologetic about the war; explaining why Saddam had to be removed, that there were terror ties between Saddam and al Qaeda, and why the war needs to be seen through to victory; fighting for Alito, and other well-qualified conservative judges at the appellate level; advancing pro-growth, pro-family tax reforms--this agenda won't enamor Bush to liberals.”
“Yankee coaches questioning the elbow injury that landed him on the DL on July 18, did nothing to enamor himself to the New York brass.”
“That his cousins were often on the opposite side of the law seemed only to enamor him more.”
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