View synonyms for enamor


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verb (used with object)

  1. to fill or inflame with love (usually used in the passive and followed by of or sometimes with ):

    to be enamored of a certain lady; a brilliant woman with whom he became enamored.

  2. to charm or captivate (usually used in the passive and followed by of , with , or sometimes by ).

    Synonyms: enrapture, enchant, bewitch, fascinate

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Other Words From

  • en·am·ored·ness especially British, en·am·oured·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of enamor1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English enamouren, from Old French enamourer; en- 1, amour

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Example Sentences

My kids behaved, enamored by the trees and flowers and sights and sounds of actually being somewhere that wasn’t our family room.

From Eater

The Philippines is a democratic country enamored of political dynasties, and on Saturday, president Rodrigo Duterte named his heir—his daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio—almost at the same time that he announced his retirement from politics.

From Quartz

As others have written, there’s a certain cognitive dissonance with being enamored with the idea of the Olympics while being disillusioned with what often feels like a destructive institution.

GREAT VALUEThe wine world is enamored of Argentina’s malbec, and it’s easy to forget the grape’s more traditional home of Cahors, in southwestern France.

The base four-cylinder is certainly capable, but I was enamored with the extra oomph from the optional turbo engine.

Needless to say, this does not enamor her to the powers that be in Cameroon.

Genius, enamor'd of his fruitful bride, Assumes new force and elevates his pride.

Boreas, enamor'd of no few of these, The pasture sought, and cover'd them in form280 Of a steed azure-maned.





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