en·​am·​or | \ i-ˈna-mər \
enamored; enamoring\ i-​ˈna-​mə-​riŋ , -​ˈnam-​riŋ \

Definition of enamor

transitive verb

1 : to inflame with love usually used in the passive with of
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

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Wall Street investors are enamored with a newly emergent tech company. Matt O'brien, The Seattle Times, "Apple’s stock sours, Microsoft’s soars. Say what?!," 27 Nov. 2018 The three are particularly enamored with eau de vies, a type of fruit brandy that's unaged and distilled from a raw material other than grapes. Devorah Lev-tov, Vogue, "This Woman Is Changing the Liquor Landscape, One Custom-Made Bottle at a Time," 11 Oct. 2018 Sleepy, sensual Taurus is enamored with everyday luxuries: Flowers, chocolate, and all the finer things in life are essential to beauty-loving bulls. Allure, "Bite Beauty's Astrology Lipstick for Leo Is an Attention-Grabbing Glittery Gold," 19 July 2018 Freshman Height: 6-11 • Weight: 211 The Kings are known to be enamored with Porter but are still trying to gather the latest medical information. Michael Singer, USA TODAY, "2018 NBA mock draft 3.0: Michael Porter Jr. vaults up board; Cavs nab Trae Young," 15 June 2018 The balancing act for these Republicans is appealing to moderate voters enraged by Trump while trying to avoid alienating a party base enamored with the president. chicagotribune.com, "Suburban voters angry with Trump threaten GOP control of the U.S. House," 26 Mar. 2018 Joseph wasn't enamored with dreams of what might be. Joelle Monique, Teen Vogue, ""If Beale Street Could Talk" Highlights the Power of Love in a World Designed for Black People to Fail," 9 Jan. 2019 And he is enamored of strongmen like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Mattis’s resignation was a scathing indictment of Trump’s foreign policy," 21 Dec. 2018 Next: Trevon Duval NBA Draft Tape | Duke Your video will play in: 5 seconds Trevon Duval NBA Draft Tape | Duke Duke guard Trevon Duval is an explosive playmaker that possesses the type of potential that enamors teams picking in the 2018 NBA Draft. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "He was NBA-bound, then 'fell off the face of the earth.' Could Hornets take a chance?," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of enamor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for enamor

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

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English Language Learners Definition of enamor

: to cause (someone) to be loved or admired

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