enchant

[ en-chant, -chahnt ]
/ ɛnˈtʃænt, -ˈtʃɑnt /

verb (used with object)

to subject to magical influence; bewitch: fairytales about witches who enchant handsome princes and beautiful maidens.
to delight to a high degree: Her gaiety and wit have enchanted us all.
to impart a magic quality or effect to.

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Origin of enchant

1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French enchanter < Latin incantāre to put a spell on; see incantation

OTHER WORDS FROM enchant

un·en·chant·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enchant

enchant
/ (ɪnˈtʃɑːnt) /

verb (tr)

to cast a spell on; bewitch
to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm

Derived forms of enchant

enchanter, nounenchantress, fem n

Word Origin for enchant

C14: from Old French enchanter, from Latin incantāre to chant a spell, from cantāre to chant, from canere to sing
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