Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To inspire with love; captivate: was enamored of the beautiful dancer; were enamored with the charming island.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; -- with of, or with, before the person or thing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. attract; cause to be enamored

Etymologies

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)
Old French enamourer, enamorer; prefix en- (Latin in) + Old French & French amour ("love"), Latin amor. See amour, and confer inamorato. (Wiktionary)

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