verb \bi-ˈwich, bē-\

: 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

Full Definition of BEWITCH

transitive verb
a :  to influence or affect especially injuriously by witchcraft
b :  to cast a spell over
:  to attract as if by the power of witchcraft :  enchant, fascinate <bewitched by her beauty>
intransitive verb
:  to bewitch someone or something
be·witch·ery \-ˈwi-ch(ə-)rē\ noun
be·witch·ing·ly \-ˈwi-chiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of BEWITCH

  1. People believed the girls had been bewitched.
  2. <a Wiccan who believes that it is indeed possible to bewitch someone>

First Known Use of BEWITCH

13th century


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