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charm

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1 something worn or kept to bring good luck or keep away evil

  • an old cap that I use as a charm for whenever I play softball
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2 the power of irresistible attraction

  • a young singer with the kind of charm that turns a performer into a star
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3 a spoken word or set of words believed to have magic power

  • recited a charm to make the prince fall in love with her
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4 an ornament worn on a chain around the neck or wrist

  • a dangling charm in the figure of a horse on her bracelet
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charm

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1 to attract or delight as if by magic

  • a quaint seaside village that charms all who visit it
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2 to cast a spell on

  • in one version of the tale, it is a vengeful fairy who charms Sleeping Beauty so that she falls into a sleep for a hundred years
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Synonym Discussion of charm

attract, allure, charm, captivate, fascinate, enchant mean to draw another by exerting a powerful influence. attract applies to any degree or kind of ability to exert influence over another.
    • students attracted by the school's locale
allure implies an enticing by what is fair, pleasing, or seductive.
    • an alluring smile
charm implies the power of casting a spell over the person or thing affected and so compelling a response
    • charmed by their hospitality
, but it may, like captivate, suggest no more than evoking delight or admiration.
    • her performances captivated audiences
fascinate suggests a magical influence and tends to stress the ineffectiveness of attempts to resist.
    • a story that continues to fascinate children
enchant is perhaps the strongest of these terms in stressing the appeal of the agent and the degree of delight evoked in the subject.
    • hopelessly enchanted by her beauty


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