SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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.
, especially British en·am·our. Origin of enamor 1350–1400; Middle English enamouren
Old French enamourer.
amour Related forms en·am·ored·ness; , especially British en·am·oured·ness, noun half-en·am·ored, adjective o·ver·en·am·ored, adjective self-en·am·ored, adjective un·en·am·ored, adjective
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infatuate Examples from the Web for enamour Historical Examples of 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."
Charm'd o'er thy bed celestial voices sing, And Seraphs hover on
enamour'd wing. British Dictionary definitions for enamour verb ( 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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Word Origin and History for enamour v.
chiefly British English form of
enamor; for spelling, see -or. Related: Enamoured. v.
c.1300, from Old French
enamorer "to fall in love with; to inspire love (12c., Modern French enamourer), from en-, causative prefix (see en- (1)), + amour "love," from amare "to love" (see Amy). An equivalent formation to Provençal, Spanish, Portuguese enamorar, Italian innamorare.
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