- 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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Examples from the Web for bewitch
Their name, their garb, and work did so intoxicate and bewitch me.'Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
Through the witchcraft by means of which she has bewitched me, bewitch thou her.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
And she showed us some of the dancing steps and they just bewitch you.A Little Girl in Old Salem
Amanda Minnie Douglas
Now, it may be that Mrs. Treacher had also allowed Vashti to bewitch her.Major Vigoureux
A. T. Quiller-Couch
And Gal 3, 1, "Who did bewitch you that ye should not obey the truth?"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II
- to attract and fascinate; enchant
- to cast a spell over
C13 bewicchen; see be-, witch
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Word Origin and History for bewitch
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