- to subject to magical influence; bewitch: fairytales about witches who enchant handsome princes and beautiful maidens.
- to delight to a high degree: Her gaiety and wit have enchanted us all.
- to impart a magic quality or effect to.
Origin of enchant
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Examples from the Web for enchant
This book does more than enchant; it sharpens your appreciation for the events of your own life.This Week’s Hot Reads: September 9, 2013
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Her singing especially seemed to enchant and fascinate the girl.Weighed and Wanting
Yes, he said; everything that deceives may be said to enchant.The Republic
He was surrounded by all that could enchant the eye and enrapture the imagination.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.
Oh, you will enchant us with the little instrument, will you not?What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
There is not one who however he may enchant and strengthen, does not also disappoint us.Education and the Higher Life
J. L. Spalding
- to cast a spell on; bewitch
- to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm
Word Origin and History for enchant
late 14c., literal and figurative, from Old French enchanter "bewitch, charm, cast a spell" (12c.), from Latin incantare (see enchantment). Or perhaps a back-formation from enchantment. Related: Enchanting; enchantingly. Enchanted in weakened sense of "delighted" is from 1590s.