- 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
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Examples from the Web for enamour
This rich lady (And I am glad of't) is enamour'd of you.Wellb.
See, see, the enamour'd sun is hasting on apace to his expecting mistress, while thou dull Night art slowly lingering yet.
Singing, as if enamour'd, she resum'd And clos'd the song, with "Blessed they whose sins Are cover'd."The Vision of Purgatory, Complete
Charm'd o'er thy bed celestial voices sing, And Seraphs hover on enamour'd wing.The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society
- (tr; usually passive and foll by of) to inspire with love; captivate; charm
C14: from Old French enamourer, from amour love, from Latin amor
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Word Origin and History for enamour
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