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 withbaseball fans enamored of statistics

Examples of enamor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web We were enamored of paddling water that rarely, if ever, saw a canoe. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Timeless Survival Skills," 5 June 2020 Maloney worked on Lumenocity for three years with the founders of Brave Berlin and said he was enamored with the projection mapping art form. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "After 2 years in the making, Blink is back. Here's what it took to put it all together," 9 Oct. 2019 Perkins was entering his fourth year as Buccaneers’ head coach, and both he and Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse (also an Alabama graduate) were enamored with the player Perkins had originally recruited to Alabama. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Keith McCants’ road from No. 1 NFL draft prospect to cautionary tale," 22 Apr. 2020 Additionally, legislation filed March 19 by Rep. Savannah Maddox, a freshman Republican from Dry Ridge, is evidence that not everyone in Frankfort is enamored with Beshear's response to the coronavirus. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, "As COVID-19 cases spike, Kentucky General Assembly to return to business as usual Thursday," 25 Mar. 2020 No Waterproof Depends on model Sizes Depends on model Battery life At least 6 months Not everyone is enamored with the glossy, digital-faced smartwatches of recent years. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: Smartwatches worthy of replacing your favorite timepiece," 16 Jan. 2020 Hosts Carrie Ann Inaba and Sheryl Underwood appeared to be particularly enamored with his high-energy performance. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Adam Lambert Flexes His 'Superpower,' Opens Up About Touring With Queen On 'The Talk': Watch," 13 Nov. 2019 Like his more famous contemporary, Spencer was enamored with the idea of evolution. Dan Falk, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Complicated Legacy of Herbert Spencer, the Man Who Coined ‘Survival of the Fittest’," 29 Apr. 2020 No doubt, Americans seem newly enamored of the bidet, bidet attachments, hoses, nozzles and anything else that reduces their dependence on toilet paper. Melissa Pandika, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus in the Bay Area: And now they’re hoarding bidets," 31 Mar. 2020

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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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“Enamor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enamor. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of enamor

: to cause (someone) to be loved or admired

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