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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The late, great jazz writer Nat Hentoff was much enamored of a certain anecdote about Charlie Parker, the legendary saxophonist and modern jazz innovator. Will Friedwald, WSJ, "‘Pick Up My Pieces: Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Willie Nelson’ Review: Jazz That Heads Down Home," 18 Apr. 2019 While all of them were enamored with the Fold, none of the journalists who tried the Fold were willing to buy one, even with a pair of Galaxy Buds and a kevlar case in the box. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "First looks at the Samsung Galaxy Fold are equal parts awe, surprise, and crease concerns," 15 Apr. 2019 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World comes out February 22, and after the movie kids will once again be enamored by the world of fire-breathing dragons and ferocious vikings. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "The Hatching Baby Toothless Is the Perfect Gift For Your Aspiring Hiccup," 20 Feb. 2019 Seattle may still be enamored by his potential but also might not want to pay that much after Jordan battled injuries all season to make just 1.5 sacks. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Analysis: Which Seahawks free agents might stay and which might go as Seattle enters the offseason?," 6 Jan. 2019 Wall Street investors are enamored with a newly emergent tech company. Matt O'brien, The Seattle Times, "Apple’s stock sours, Microsoft’s soars. Say what?!," 27 Nov. 2018 The three are particularly enamored with eau de vies, a type of fruit brandy that's unaged and distilled from a raw material other than grapes. Devorah Lev-tov, Vogue, "This Woman Is Changing the Liquor Landscape, One Custom-Made Bottle at a Time," 11 Oct. 2018 Sleepy, sensual Taurus is enamored with everyday luxuries: Flowers, chocolate, and all the finer things in life are essential to beauty-loving bulls. Allure, "Bite Beauty's Astrology Lipstick for Leo Is an Attention-Grabbing Glittery Gold," 19 July 2018 Freshman Height: 6-11 • Weight: 211 The Kings are known to be enamored with Porter but are still trying to gather the latest medical information. Michael Singer, USA TODAY, "2018 NBA mock draft 3.0: Michael Porter Jr. vaults up board; Cavs nab Trae Young," 15 June 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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