[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. enameled,
  2. enameling,
  3. enamelogenesis,
  4. enameloma,
  5. enamelware,
  6. enamored,
  7. enamour,
  8. enamoured,
  9. enanthem,
  10. enanthesis

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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British Dictionary definitions for enamour


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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