Definition of enchant verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    enchant

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtʃɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtʃænt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enchant
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtʃɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtʃænt//
     
    he / she / it enchants
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtʃɑːnts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtʃænts//
     
    past simple enchanted
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtʃɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtʃæntɪd//
     
    past participle enchanted
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtʃɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtʃæntɪd//
     
    -ing form enchanting
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtʃɑːntɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtʃæntɪŋ//
     
    Showing interest
     
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  1. 1enchant somebody (formal) to attract somebody strongly and make them feel very interested, excited, etc. synonym delight The happy family scene had enchanted him. The play continued to enchant all who watched it. See related entries: Showing interest
  2. 2enchant somebody/something to place somebody/something under a magic spell (= magic words that have special powers) See related entries: Showing interest
  3. synonym bewitch
    Word Origin late Middle English (in the senses ‘put under a spell’ and ‘delude’; formerly also as inchant): from French enchanter, from Latin incantare, from in- ‘in’ + cantare ‘sing’.
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