verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of bewitch
Examples from the Web for bewitchment
The narrator makes it clear that a certain woman was suspected of the bewitchment.
This narrative is not so much a story as an account of the manner in which bewitchment is undone by another witch.Legends of Florence|Charles Godfrey Leland
His account of his children's bewitchment and of their trances is very detailed.
Had some share of his bewitchment In the stupor that came on them?The Two Lovers of Heaven: Chrysanthus and Daria|Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Whereupon he told it: a fantastic piled narrative of bewitchment and miracles that set Shamlegh agasping.Kim|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for bewitchment
Word Origin for bewitch
Word Origin and History for bewitchment
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.