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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 charm, enchant, ensorcell (or ensorcel), hex, overlook, bewitch, strikeRelated Words curse, jinx, possess, voodoo; attract, beguile, captivate, fascinate, mesmerize, spellbind; entice, lure, seduce, temptNear Antonyms 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 denote, express, import, intend, signify, meanRelated Words 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 abracadabra, bewitchment, charm, conjuration, enchantment, glamour (also glamor), hex, incantation, invocation, whammy Related Words 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 access, bout, case, fit, seizure, siege, attack, turnRelated Words recurrence, relapse; brainstorm, convulsion, eclampsia, pang, paroxysm, spasm, throe; agitation, frenzy; breakdown, collapse, prostrationNear Antonyms arrest, relief, remission

  3. 3 an indefinite but usually short period of time <come rest a spell> Synonyms bit, space, while, stretchRelated Words 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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