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bewitch

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verb be·witch \bi-ˈwich, bē-\

Simple Definition of bewitch

  • : to use magic to make someone do, think, or say something : to put (someone) under a spell

  • : to attract or delight (someone) in a way that seems magical

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bewitch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to influence or affect especially injuriously by witchcraft b :  to cast a spell over

  3. 2 :  to attract as if by the power of witchcraft :  enchant, fascinate <bewitched by her beauty>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to bewitch someone or something

bewitchery

play \-ˈwi-ch(ə-)rē\ noun

bewitchingly

play \-ˈwi-chiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of bewitch in a sentence

  1. People believed the girls had been bewitched.

  2. <a Wiccan who believes that it is indeed possible to bewitch someone>



13th Century

First Known Use of bewitch

13th century


BEWITCH Defined for Kids

bewitch

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verb be·witch \bi-ˈwich\

Definition of bewitch for Students

bewitched

bewitching

  1. 1 :  to gain an influence over by means of magic or witchcraft

  2. 2 :  to attract or delight as if by magic





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