[ en-chant, -chahnt ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to subject to magical influence; bewitch: fairytales about witches who enchant handsome princes and beautiful maidens.

  2. to delight to a high degree: Her gaiety and wit have enchanted us all.

  1. to impart a magic quality or effect to.

Origin of enchant

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

Other words for enchant

Other words from enchant

  • un·en·chant·ed, adjective

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How to use enchant in a sentence

  • This book does more than enchant; it sharpens your appreciation for the events of your own life.

  • The bands I have never collected play all night long, and enchant the brilliant company, that was never assembled, into silence.

    Library Notes | A. P. Russell
  • The most beautiful themes stole from your eyes into my heart, which shall yet enchant the world when Beethoven no longer directs.

  • These are the things that enchant us in Paderewski's performance, and in the tonal coloring of Gabrilowitsch.

    Piano Mastery | Harriette Brower
  • Were I more deaf than adders, these sweet charms Would through my ears find passage to my soul, And soon enchant it.

  • First you will come to the Sirens who enchant all who come near them.

    The Odyssey | Homer

British Dictionary definitions for enchant


/ (ɪnˈtʃɑːnt) /

  1. to cast a spell on; bewitch

  2. to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm

Origin of enchant

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

Derived forms of enchant

  • enchanter, noun
  • enchantress, fem n

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