transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French enchanter, from Latin incantare, from in- + cantare to sing — more at chant Date: 14th century 1. to influence by or as if by charms and incantation ; bewitch 2. to attract and move deeply ; rouse to ecstatic admiration <
the scene enchanted her to the point of tears — Elinor Wylie
Synonyms: see attract

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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