Enamoring
Enamor En*am"or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enamored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enamoring}.] [OF. enamourer, enamorer; pref. en- (L. in) + OF. & F. amour love, L. amor. See {Amour}, and cf. {Inamorato}.] To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; -- with of, or with, before the person or thing; as, to be enamored with a lady; to be enamored of books or science. [Written also {enamour}.] [1913 Webster]

Passionately enamored of this shadow of a dream. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • enamoring — en·am·or || ɪ næmÉ™ v. inspire with love or delight (also enamour) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Enamor — En*am or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enamored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enamoring}.] [OF. enamourer, enamorer; pref. en (L. in) + OF. & F. amour love, L. amor. See {Amour}, and cf. {Inamorato}.] To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; with of, or with,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Enamored — Enamor En*am or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enamored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enamoring}.] [OF. enamourer, enamorer; pref. en (L. in) + OF. & F. amour love, L. amor. See {Amour}, and cf. {Inamorato}.] To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; with of, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enamour — Enamor En*am or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enamored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enamoring}.] [OF. enamourer, enamorer; pref. en (L. in) + OF. & F. amour love, L. amor. See {Amour}, and cf. {Inamorato}.] To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; with of, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enamor — transitive verb ( ored; enamoring) Etymology: Middle English enamouren, from Anglo French enamourer, from en + amour love more at amour Date: 14th century 1. to inflame with love usually used in the passive with of 2. to cause to feel a strong or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • charming — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. enchanting, bewitching, entrancing, captivating, cute, fascinating, delightful, lovable, sweet, winning, engaging, irresistible, attractive, amiable, appealing, alluring, charismatic, pleasing, choice, nice, graceful,… …   English dictionary for students

  • infatuating — adj. bewitching, enamoring, endearing, captivating in·fat·u·ate || ɪn fætʃʊeɪt v. obsess, enamor, endear, allure, bewitch …   English contemporary dictionary

  • charming — adj 1. pleasing, delightful, delectable, enjoyable; attractive, appealing, Inf. fetching, Inf. eye catching; winning, taking, engaging, winsome; sweet, agreeable, likeable; lovely, pretty, fair, handsome, prepossessing, beautiful, exquisite;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • charming — [adj] captivating absorbing, alluring, amiable, appealing, attractive, bewitching, charismatic, choice, cute, dainty, delectable, delicate, delightful, desirable, electrifying, elegant, enamoring, engaging, engrossing, enthralling, entrancing,… …   New thesaurus

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