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spell

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of spell

  1. 1 to cast a spell on it was as if he had spelled the public into believing his ridiculous claims Synonyms of spell charm, enchant, ensorcell (or ensorcel), hex, overlook, bewitch, strikeWords Related to spell curse, jinx, possess, voodoo; attract, beguile, captivate, fascinate, mesmerize, spellbind; entice, lure, seduce, temptNear Antonyms of spell bless

  2. 2 to communicate or convey (as an idea) to the mind that summertime combination of hot temperatures and equally hot tempers can spell trouble Synonyms of spell denote, express, import, intend, signify, meanWords Related to spell connote, imply, suggest; add up (to), amount (to); hint, infer, insinuate, intimate; embody, epitomize, personify, represent, symbol, symbolize; advert, allude (to), cite, instance, mention, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon); designate, indicate, point (to), signal; announce, declare, proclaim; elucidate, explain


spell

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of spell

  1. 1 a spoken word or set of words believed to have magic power the witch cast a spell that turned the prince into a toad Synonyms of spell abracadabra, bewitchment, charm, conjuration, enchantment, glamour (also glamor), hex, incantation, invocation, whammy Words Related to spell cantrip [chiefly Scottish], curse, jinx; bewitchery, conjuring, magic, mojo, necromancy, sorcery, voodoo, voodooism, witchcraft, witchery, wizardry; amulet, charm, fetish (also fetich), phylactery, talisman

  2. 2 a sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder a dizzy spell that caused me to fall Synonyms of spell access, bout, case, fit, seizure, siege, attack, turnWords Related to spell recurrence, relapse; brainstorm, convulsion, eclampsia, pang, paroxysm, spasm, throe; agitation, frenzy; breakdown, collapse, prostrationNear Antonyms of spell arrest, relief, remission

  3. 3 an indefinite but usually short period of time come rest a spell Synonyms of spell bit, space, while, stretchWords Related to spell lapse; season, span; day, epoch, era; beat, eyeblink, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiff, jiffy, minute, moment, nanosecond, New York minute, second, shake, split second, spurt, trice, twinkle, twinkling, wink; aeon (or eon), age, eternity, infinity, perpetuity; interim, interlude, intermission, interval



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