[ ih-nam-er ]
/ ɪˈnæm ər /

verb (used with object)

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.
to charm or captivate.
Also especially British, en·am·our.

Origin of enamor

1350–1400; Middle English enamouren < Old French enamourer. See en-1, amour


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US enamor

/ (ɪnˈæmə) /


(tr; usually passive and foll by of) to inspire with love; captivate; charm

Word Origin for enamour

C14: from Old French enamourer, from amour love, from Latin amor
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