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Friday, October 28, 2016

Definitions for ensorcell

  1. to bewitch: The beauty of the moon ensorcelled them.

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Citations for ensorcell
But after puzzling over it, I finally decided that J.F.K. had the sort of magnetism that could ensorcell big crowds ... Maureen Dowd, "Grandmama Mia!" New York Times, April 11, 2015
He ensorcells the audience with Maria’s stiff skirts and mincing walk, her silly smirks and creaky flirtations, her disingenuous modesty. Hilton Als, "The Mirror Has Two Faces," The New Yorker, November 25, 2013
Origin of ensorcell
Ensorcell comes from the Old French verb ensorceler meaning "to bewitch" and is related to "sorcerer" and "sorcery." It entered English in the late 1500s.