Definition of Enchant

1. Verb. Hold spellbound. "The performance is likely to enchant Sue"

Exact synonyms: Delight, Enrapture, Enthral, Enthrall, Ravish, Transport
Generic synonyms: Delight, Please
Antonyms: Disenchant
Derivative terms: Enchantment, Enchantment, Enthrallment, Ravishment, Transport



2. Verb. Attract; cause to be enamored. "The performance is likely to enchant Sue"; "She captured all the men's hearts"

3. Verb. Cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something.
Exact synonyms: Bewitch, Glamour, Hex, Jinx, Witch
Specialized synonyms: Voodoo, Spell
Generic synonyms: Becharm, Charm
Derivative terms: Bewitchment, Enchanter, Enchantment, Enchantment, Glamour, Hex, Jinx, Witch, Witch, Witchery

Definition of Enchant

1. v. t. To charm by sorcery; to act on by enchantment; to get control of by magical words and rites.

Definition of Enchant

1. Verb. To attract and delight, to charm. ¹

2. Verb. (archaic) To cast a spell over. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enchant

1. to delight [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: delight

Lexicographical Neighbors of Enchant

enchafe
enchafed
enchafes
enchafing
enchain
enchained
enchaining
enchainment
enchainments
enchains
enchaired
enchannel
enchanneled
enchanneling
enchannels
enchant (current term)
enchantable
enchanted
enchanter
enchanter's nightshade
enchanters
enchantest
enchanteth
enchanting
enchantingly
enchantment
enchantments
enchantour
enchantress
enchantresses

Literary usage of Enchant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"The his- of the change is this : Juggling tricks i once considered a sort of enchant- • : to enchant is to charm, and to m is to win the heart. resto. ..."

2. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"Boileau's more poetical contemporary, La Fontaine, in the course of a delightful account of the creative imagination, says of man's power to enchant himself ..."

3. A Selection of English Synonyms by Elizabeth Jane Whately, Richard Whately (1860)
"To charm,' ' to enchant,' and ' to enrapture,' have a considerable resemblance in ... They differ chiefly in point of force ; ' enchant' being stronger than ..."

4. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de ( Cervantes Saavedra, Henry Edward Watts (1888)
"... Wherein is related the device which Sancho adopted to enchant the lady Dulcinea; with other passages as laughable as they are true. ..."

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