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bewitch

[ bih-wich ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to affect by witchcraft or magic; cast a spell over.
  2. to enchant; charm; fascinate:

    The painter bewitched the crowd with his latest work.

    Synonyms: transport, enrapture, captivate



verb (used without object)

  1. to cause someone to be enchanted; cast a spell over someone:

    She lost her power to bewitch.

bewitch

/ bɪˈwɪtʃ /

verb

  1. to attract and fascinate; enchant
  2. to cast a spell over


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Derived Forms

  • beˈwitchingly, adverb
  • beˈwitching, adjective

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Other Words From

  • be·witch·er noun
  • be·witch·er·y noun
  • be·witch·ing·ness noun
  • be·witch·ment noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bewitch1

First recorded in 1175–1225, bewitch is from the Middle English word biwicchen; be-, witch

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bewitch1

C13 bewicchen ; see be- , witch

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Example Sentences

In his new, expanded edition of Influence, he describes seven principles, or levers, that essentially bewitch our rational minds and lead us to comply without a second thought.

In this episode of the Freakonomics Radio Book Club, he gives a master class in the seven psychological levers that bewitch our rational minds and lead us to buy, behave, or believe without a second thought.

Two years later, bewitched by the area, he launched the social enterprise that would become his life’s work.

That dramatic night, July 27, 2019, marked the peak of weeks of grasshoppers taking to the air after dark and, like moths bewitched by a porchlight, filling the brightly lit streets of the most intensely illuminated city in the United States.

At the beginning of October, 33-year-old Dume, who prefers to use his middle name only, believed he had been bewitched.

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This charming creature—I tell you she is irresistible—her very oddities bewitch me.

I've been told that country wizards carve images of their victims, and give them the names of those they'd bewitch.

Like foxes and badgers, they are able to bewitch human beings.

Thou liest; or wilt thou even yet deny that thou didst bewitch old Paasch his little girl with a white roll?

But, Baas, those Black Kendah wizards forgot to bewitch him against the little yellow man, of whom they took no account.

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