- 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.
Origin of enchant
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Examples from the Web for enchanted
The female wolf pack leader who so enchanted the men charged with tagging her.NPR’s Smooth-Talking Millennial Whisperer
October 7, 2014
It was a genuine costume, and Tessie retired to the screen with it enchanted.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
The mood overall was tranquil and positive, and the set, which was covered in ivy, looked like an enchanted garden.At Balenciaga, Short & Sweet
September 26, 2013
One recent visitor on a Trip Advisor forum agreed with him, dubbing the Enchanted attractions “the best things in North Dakota.”The Lure of North Dakota’s Enchanted Road
August 29, 2013
I lived in New York for 40 years, and I always felt a little like Chester—welcomed, inspired, enchanted, and stunned.Cathleen Schine’s Favorite New York Books
July 16, 2013
The King was enchanted with the music, and restored Handel to favour.Handel
Edward J. Dent
They had ventured out into the plain as into an enchanted sea.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
They are enchanted by other charms, and lulled into dangerous repose by other music!Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
And what had so enchanted the poor prisoner, so deluded the poor maniac?Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
"Enchanted" he exclaimed, as he pulled out a great gold watch.The Inn at the Red Oak
- under a spell; bewitched; magical
- utterly delighted or captivated; fascinated; charmed
- to cast a spell on; bewitch
- to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm
Word Origin and History for enchanted
late 14c., literal and figurative, from Old French enchanter "bewitch, charm, cast a spell" (12c.), from Latin incantare (see enchantment). Or perhaps a back-formation from enchantment. Related: Enchanting; enchantingly. Enchanted in weakened sense of "delighted" is from 1590s.