enamor

[ ih-nam-er ]
/ ɪˈnæm ər /
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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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Word Origin and History for self-enamored

enamor

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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