- to affect by witchcraft or magic; cast a spell over.
- to enchant; charm; fascinate: The painter bewitched the crowd with his latest work.
- to cause someone to be enchanted; cast a spell over someone: She lost her power to bewitch.
Origin of bewitch
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2. captivate, enrapture, transport.
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Examples from the Web for bewitchment
May the bewitchment through the charm of Ea be peeled off like an onion.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
It was my Father's Bewitchment that made the only real trouble.Fairy Prince and Other Stories
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
She became an innocent siren, studying ways of bewitchment, of endearment.Children of the Desert
The ritual set forth water as a purification for some bewitchment.
I cannot promise more than that, now can I, for any bewitchment?Perlycross
R. D. Blackmore
- to attract and fascinate; enchant
- to cast a spell over
C13 bewicchen; see be-, witch
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Word Origin and History for bewitchment
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