enamor

verb

en·​am·​or i-ˈna-mər How to pronounce enamor (audio)
enamored; enamoring i-ˈna-mə-riŋ How to pronounce enamor (audio)
-ˈnam-riŋ

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

Examples of enamor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ever since the release of OpenAI’s new chatbot ChatGPT in November, investors have been enamored with A.I. and its potential to revolutionize the world’s economy. Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 12 June 2023 However, on occasion, prestige publications successfully lure top figures who are enamored by such cache to speak with unusual candor. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for enamor 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of enamor was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Enamor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enamor. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

enamor

verb
en·​am·​or in-ˈam-ər How to pronounce enamor (audio)
enamored; enamoring -(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce enamor (audio)
: to cause to feel love

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