verb \in-ˈchant, en-\

: 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

transitive verb
:  to influence by or as if by charms and incantation :  bewitch
:  to attract and move deeply :  rouse to ecstatic admiration <the scene enchanted her to the point of tears — Elinor Wylie>

Examples of ENCHANT

  1. The book has enchanted children for almost a century.
  2. 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

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith


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