Definition of enamor
enamoringplay \i-ˈna-mə-riŋ, -ˈnam-riŋ\
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
Recent Examples of enamor from the Web
Bardet points out that Los Angeles’ massive freeway network replaced a train system because people were enamored with the freedom of driving cars.
Not everyone is enamored with the race on Belle Isle.
Reliever Brad Hand, San Diego Padres: Scouts are enamored with the lefty’s stuff, striking out 38 batters in 29 2/3 innings.
But Ferrara was enamored of the chase, dipping into his bag of tricks often to keep the dream alive.
This quickly snow-balled into them both, but mostly Sammy, becoming enamored of the Alien, Predator, and Alien vs Predator movies.
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Origin and Etymology of enamor
Middle English enamouren, from Anglo-French enamourer, from en- + amour love — more at amour
First Known Use: 14th century
ENAMOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enamor for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to be loved or admired
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