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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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 Some of us—those who were enamored by the circus that is the Ball family—watched as LaVar took LiAngelo and LaMelo (who’s now being home-schooled because his father had a disagreement with his high school coach) over to Lithuania. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "How LaVar Ball’s Junior Basketball Association Has Become the Donald Trump of Roundball Leagues," 26 June 2018 Among the headlines: - Like many Americans, Markle was enamored of British royal family and especially admired Diana. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "New bio: Meghan Markle is a 'social climber' who wants to be 'Princess Diana 2.0'," 2 Apr. 2018 Soriano, long enamored with celebrity culture, studied design at San Francisco’s FIDM. Elizabeth Raiss, refinery29.com, "Who Is Andre Soriano, The Gay, Immigrant Designer Obsessed With Donald Trump?," 27 June 2018 San Miguel de Allende's charming cobblestone roads below brightly colored colonial architecture will leave design lovers enamored. Kristin Braswell, Sunset, "10 Best Trips to Mexico for Your Travel Personality," 22 Jan. 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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