Simple Definition of enchant
: to attract and hold the attention of (someone) by being interesting, pretty, etc.
: to put a magic spell on (someone or something)
Full Definition of enchant
1 : to influence by or as if by charms and incantation : bewitch
2 : to attract and move deeply : rouse to ecstatic admiration <the scene enchanted her to the point of tears — Elinor Wylie>
Examples of enchant in a sentence
The book has enchanted children for almost a century.
The beauty of the place enchants.
Origin of enchant
Middle English, from Anglo-French enchanter, from Latin incantare, from in- + cantare to sing — more at chant
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of enchant
Rhymes with enchant
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