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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Related stories from Sacramento Bee Some Kings fans were enamored with Luka Doncic. Jason Jones, sacbee, "Kings go big in the draft like no other team. Why Marvin Bagley thinks he's worth it," 21 June 2018 Ever since season 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race, the world has been enamored with drag superstar Detox. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "'Drag Race' Star Detox Wants to Get Her Abs Fixed on New Episode of 'Botched' Watch," 20 June 2018 But the Spurs reportedly are enamored with Huerter, who is one of the best shooters in the draft and an adept passer. Scott Bordow, azcentral, "NBA mock draft: It's Deandre Ayton No. 1 but all sorts of changes in top 10," 19 June 2018 Investors have been particularly enamored with Italy’s banks, which are seen as having turned the corner on resolving a large pile of bad loans. Mike Bird, WSJ, "How Bad Can Things Get for Italian Markets?," 23 May 2018 The Hawks are enamored by Trae Young’s skill set and pick-and-roll prowess, despite their high opinion of Jackson Jr. as well. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "Trade Grades: Hawks Trade Luka Doncic to Mavericks For Trae Young and a Future First-Rounder," 21 June 2018 The president has long been enamored with coal, steel and other blue-collar industries, promising to revitalize them on the campaign trail and, once in office, using them as a proxy for the working-class voters who powered his election. New York Times, "Trump Picks Economic Winners, Guided by Nostalgia," 18 June 2018 While receiving locations may not have been enamored with this, a study found no clear increase in crime and homicide rates in areas that received more mafia members per capita. Kevin Lewis, BostonGlobe.com, "‘An offer you can’t refuse’ from Italian officials," 8 June 2018 Unlike the other men on campus who overlook Joelle in favor of her light-skinned friend Sam (Logan Browning), Trevor seems to be enamored with her intellect, beauty, and Blackness. refinery29.com, "Dear White People," 8 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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