verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of bewitch
Examples from the Web for bewitched
Since the days of Bewitched, the ladies are holding the power in these shows, literally.Lifetime’s ‘Witches of East End’ Is the Ultimate Witch Show|Anna Brand|November 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I'm not bewitched by any and all who hold a Harvard law degree, but you have to reasonably smart to get one.
You knew you had fascinated me and bewitched me, and it gave you pleasure to toy with me!Frank Merriwell's Son|Burt L. Standish
He caught his breath for one bewitched moment, before he busied himself with the luggage on the rack.Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
They gather round the spot where the tin stood and peer into the ground, as though some sprite had bewitched it into the earth.Sidelights on Chinese Life|J. Macgowan
Because of course nobody could be bewitched nowadays, and put into a body that feels thick and thin in the wrong places.The Incomplete Amorist|E. Nesbit
The losers always say that they have been bewitched by the others.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)|Carl Lumholtz
Word Origin for bewitch
late 14c. in the literal sense, past participle adjective from bewitch; figurative use from 1570s.
c.1200, biwicchen, from be- + Old English wiccian "to enchant, to practice witchcraft" (see witch). Literal at first, figurative sense of "to fascinate" is from 1520s. *Bewiccian may well have existed in Old English, but it is not attested. Related: Bewitched; bewitching; bewitchingly.