Charming
Charm Charm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Charmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Charming}.] [Cf. F. charmer. See {Charm}, n.] 1. To make music upon; to tune. [Obs. & R.] [1913 Webster]

Here we our slender pipes may safely charm. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To subdue, control, or summon by incantation or supernatural influence; to affect by magic. [1913 Webster]

No witchcraft charm thee! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe. [1913 Webster]

Music the fiercest grief can charm. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to enchant; to fascinate. [1913 Webster]

They, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms, or supernatural influences; as, a charmed life. [1913 Webster]

I, in my own woe charmed, Could not find death. --Shak.

Syn: Syn. - To fascinate; enchant; enrapture; captivate; bewitch; allure; subdue; delight; entice; transport. [1913 Webster]


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