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enchant

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of enchant

  1. 1 to attract or delight as if by magic the child actress enchanted audiences with her bubbly personality Synonyms of enchant allure, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, fascinate, kill, magnetize, wile, witch [archaic]Words Related to enchant disarm, draw, entice, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please; arrest, enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue; beckon, court, invite, solicit, wooNear Antonyms of enchant disgust, offend, repel, revolt; annoy, displease, irk; bore, tire, weary

  2. 2 to cast a spell on out of spite, the jealous queen enchanted her chief rival for the title of the fairest one of all Synonyms of enchant charm, bewitch, ensorcell (or ensorcel), hex, overlook, spell, strikeWords Related to enchant curse, jinx, possess, voodoo; attract, beguile, captivate, fascinate, mesmerize, spellbind; entice, lure, seduce, temptNear Antonyms of enchant bless

  3. 3 to hold the attention of as if by a spell the tales about the young wizard have enchanted children around the globe Synonyms of enchant arrest, bedazzle, catch up, enthrall, fascinate, grip, hypnotize, mesmerize, spellbindWords Related to enchant enrapture, entrance, thrill; beguile, bewitch, charm; absorb, engage, engross, involve

Synonym Discussion of enchant

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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