Definition of enchant
1 : to influence by or as if by charms and incantation : bewitch
2 : to attract and move deeply : rouse to ecstatic admiration the scene enchanted her to the point of tears — Elinor Wylie
Examples of enchant in a Sentence
The book has enchanted children for almost a century.
The beauty of the place enchants.
Recent Examples of enchant from the Web
There's no Ali around to infuriate some and enchant others with his insouciant charm; no Tyson lurking on the fringe marketing menace.
The lovely Juliette Binoche enchants an uptight town in postwar France with her magical chocolates.
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Origin and Etymology of enchant
Middle English, from Anglo-French enchanter, from Latin incantare, from in- + cantare to sing — more at chant
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of enchant
ENCHANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enchant for English Language Learners
: to attract and hold the attention of (someone) by being interesting, pretty, etc.
: to put a magic spell on (someone or something)
ENCHANT Defined for Kids
Definition of enchant for Students
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