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enamor

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verb en·am·or \i-ˈna-mər\

Simple Definition of enamor

  • : to cause (someone) to be loved or admired

Full Definition of enamor

en·am·oreden·am·or·ingplay \-mə-riŋ, -ˈnam-riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to inflame with love —usually used in the passive with of

  3. 2 :  to cause to feel a strong or excessive interest or fascination —usually used in the passive with of or with <baseball fans enamored of statistics>

Origin of enamor

Middle English enamouren, from Anglo-French enamourer, from en- + amour love — more at amour


First Known Use: 14th century


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