Definition of bewitch
bewitcheryplay \-ˈwi-ch(ə-)rē\ noun
Examples of bewitch in a Sentence
People believed the girls had been bewitched.
a Wiccan who believes that it is indeed possible to bewitch someone
Recent Examples of bewitch from the Web
Olivier Assayas’s bewitching (beghosting?) film is hard to classify as any one thing.
There's good news at the specialty box office, where The Big Sick and Focus Features' The Beguiled, from director Sofia Coppola, are bewitching audiences and scoring the top location averages of the year to date.
CANNES, France — Sofia Coppola's latest has bewitched, bothered and bewildered the Croisette.
That's not to say that the appeal of David Lynch’s original Twin Peaks, which had the same effect on TV in 1990 as that meteor did on the dinosaurs, was limited to its ability to leave an audience feeling bewitched and bewildered.
With only rudimentary knowledge of biology, medicine, or psychology, the experts of the day concluded the girls must have been bewitched.
For the last five years, scientists have stared agog at Mars’s surface, bewitched by gullies etched into the landscape, seemingly by flows of salty water.
Yet no amount of bewitching could turn Ms. Reiches’s long-term romances into lifelong affairs.
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First Known Use of bewitch
BEWITCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bewitch for English Language Learners
: 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
BEWITCH Defined for Kids
Definition of bewitch for Students
1 : to gain an influence over by means of magic or witchcraft
2 : to attract or delight as if by magic
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