- 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 bewitched
His first big gay case was Dick Sargent, who starred opposite Elizabeth Montgomery as the second Darrin in Bewitched.How Howard Bragman Orchestrated Michael Sam’s Coming Out
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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
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I'm not bewitched by any and all who hold a Harvard law degree, but you have to reasonably smart to get one.Ted Cruz Is the Emblem
February 25, 2013
He's bewitched me so's I have to kill whole families of flies for him to eat.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
Indeed, it seemed as if there were something about the animal that bewitched people.Tanglewood Tales
Then, Cousin, he was drugged or drunk or bewitched, not the Peter whom we know.
Bewitched, perchance, by that bad woman, which is no excuse for him.
Hrunting is bewitched, laid under a spell of uselessness, along with all other swords.Beowulf
- to attract and fascinate; enchant
- to cast a spell over
C13 bewicchen; see be-, witch
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Word Origin and History for bewitched
late 14c. in the literal sense, past participle adjective from bewitch; figurative use from 1570s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper