bewitch

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verb be·witch \ bi-ˈwich , bē- \

Definition of bewitch

transitive verb
1 a :to influence or affect especially injuriously by witchcraft
b :to cast a spell over
2 :to attract as if by the power of witchcraft :enchant, fascinate
  • bewitched by her beauty
intransitive verb
:to bewitch someone or something

bewitchery

play \-ˈwi-ch(ə-)rē\ noun

Examples of bewitch in a Sentence

  1. People believed the girls had been bewitched.

  2. a Wiccan who believes that it is indeed possible to bewitch someone

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First Known Use of bewitch

13th century

bewitch Synonyms


BEWITCH Defined for English Language Learners

bewitch

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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

bewitch

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verb be·witch \ bi-ˈwich \

Definition of bewitch for Students

bewitched; bewitching
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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