American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To practise sorcery or witchcraft on; subdue by charms or spells; hold as by a spell; bewitch.
- To impart a magical quality or effect to; change the nature of by incantation or sorcery; bewitch, as a thing.
- To delight in a high degree; charm; fascinate.
- Synonyms Enchant, Charm, Fascinate, captivate, enrapture, carry away. To fascinate is to bring under a spell, as by the power of the eye; to enchant and to charm are to bring under a spell by some more subtle and mysterious power. This difference in the literal affects also the figurative senses. Enchant is stronger than charm. All generally imply a pleased state in that which is affected, but fascinate less often than the others.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To charm by sorcery; to act on by enchantment; to get control of by magical words and rites.
- v. To delight in a high degree; to charm; to enrapture.
- v. attract; cause to be enamored
- v. hold spellbound
- v. cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
- From French enchanter, from Latin incantāre, present active infinitive of incantō. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English enchanten, from Old French enchanter, from Latin incantāre, to utter an incantation, cast a spell : in-, against; see en-1 + cantāre, to sing, frequentative of canere; see kan- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Her forehead eclipses the rose and the apple, and her look and expression enchant the people;”
“She wore a ring engraved with the words 'Sa douçeur m'enchant' (Your sweetness enchants me).”
“To find how sweet it is to die. — and other verses and burdens of the same sort, such as enchant when sung and fascinate when written.”
“On the airship I watched him 'enchant' a slug gun by slipping his finger behind the trigger, then snatch it from the trooper as she struggled to fire it.”
“I’ve pretty much lost track of the number of times I’ve seen something like: “WTB lowest priced fiery red sword enchant” in the trade channel.”
“-- and other verses and burdens of the same sort, such as enchant when sung and fascinate when written.”
“Either Stephenson's heavyweight tome will pull in the votes with its massive gravitational field; or the Gaiman Effect will enchant all those in the vicinity and The Graveyard Book will take the award.”
“To enchant our customers and exceed their expectations.”
“Sherlock is the rare reinvention that's likely to enchant purists as well as those yearning for a new look at an old favorite.”
“Maui's winding road to Hana will enchant even the most jaded drivers.”
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