en·​am·​or | \ i-ˈna-mər How to pronounce enamor (audio) \
enamored; enamoring\ i-​ˈna-​mə-​riŋ How to pronounce enamoring (audio) , -​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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There’s no doubt that he, just like fans of his acting, is enamored of his own voice. Ed Symkus, BostonGlobe.com, "Jeff Goldblum has a flip side," 19 June 2019 His fellow herders were similarly enamored of this new arrival. Peter Schwartzstein, National Geographic, "An invasive, thorny tree is taking over Africa—can it be stopped?," 9 Apr. 2019 In 2010, a Florida high school teacher named Joel Moody decided to text a student he was enamored of. Tricia L. Nadolny, Philly.com, "'Hike up your dress.' Can a youth activity beset by a sex scandal fix itself?," 15 May 2018 Cook is headed to Harvey Mudd, enamored by its STEM focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Area’s best of the best for grades and games," 13 June 2019 The Padres are enamored with Franmil Reyes’ power and potential to be an all-around hitter, and so the team’s home run leader has started 55 of the team’s 66 games. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres’ Hunter Renfroe doesn’t get worked up, keeps getting better," 11 June 2019 The Justice Department has been enamored of this conspiracy approach since the time of the Pentagon Papers. James C. Goodale, Harper's magazine, "More Than a Data Dump," 10 Apr. 2019 When Beyoncé's Coachella documentary on Netflix was finally released early Wednesday morning, the Beyhive was enamored with the stunning two-hour long visual and had plenty of thoughts about the film. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Cut Out Carbs, Sugar, Dairy, Meat, Fish, and Alcohol from Her Pre-Coachella Diet," 19 Apr. 2019 Bolton’s palpable enthusiasm for the theological stakes of the show surely enamored him to church officials. Shira Telushkin, Washington Post, "High church meets high fashion: How Catholic style took over the Met," 3 May 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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