bewitch

  • 1 Bewitch — Be*witch , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bewitched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bewitching}.] 1. To gain an ascendency over by charms or incantations; to affect (esp. to injure) by witchcraft or sorcery. [1913 Webster] See how I am bewitched; behold, mine arm Is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bewitch — index lure, obsess Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 bewitch — (v.) c.1200, biwicchen, from BE (Cf. be ) + O.E. wiccian to enchant, to practice witchcraft (see WITCH (Cf. witch)). Literal at first, figurative sense of to fascinate is from 1520s. *Bewiccian may well have existed in Old English, but it is not… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 bewitch — enchant, captivate, fascinate, charm, allure, *attract Analogous words: *thrill, electrify: delight, *please: infatuate, enamor (see corresponding adjectives at ENAMORED) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 bewitch — [v] charm allure, attract, bedevil, beguile, captivate, capture, control, dazzle, draw, enchant, enrapture, enthrall, entrance, fascinate, hex, hypnotize, knock dead*, knock out, put horns on*, put the whammy on*, put under magic spell*, send*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 bewitch — ► VERB 1) cast a spell over. 2) enchant and delight. DERIVATIVES bewitcher noun bewitching adjective bewitchment noun. ORIGIN from WITCH(Cf. ↑witchy) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 bewitch — [bē wich′, biwich′] vt. [ME biwicchen < BE , intens. + wicchen < OE wiccian < wicca,WITCH] 1. to use witchcraft or magic on; cast a spell over 2. to attract and delight irresistibly; enchant; fascinate; charm bewitching adj. bewitchingly …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 bewitch — UK [bɪˈwɪtʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms bewitch : present tense I/you/we/they bewitch he/she/it bewitches present participle bewitching past tense bewitched past participle bewitched 1) to control someone s behaviour with magic The old man …

    English dictionary

  • 9 bewitch — verb Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to influence or affect especially injuriously by witchcraft b. to cast a spell over 2. to attract as if by the power of witchcraft ; enchant, fas …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 bewitch — bewitcher, n. bewitchery, n. bewitchingness, n. bewitchment, n. /bi wich /, v.t. 1. to affect by witchcraft or magic; cast a spell over. 2. to enchant; charm; fascinate. [1175 1225; ME biwicchen. See BE , WITCH] Syn …

    Universalium

  • 11 bewitch — verb /bɪˈwɪtʃ/ a) to cast a spell on someone or something b) to astonish or amaze …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 bewitch — Synonyms and related words: abuse, afflict, aggrieve, allure, attract, becharm, bedevil, befoul, beguile, blight, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, charm, condemn, corrupt, crucify, curse, damage, dazzle, defile, delectate, delight, demonize,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 bewitch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. fascinate, charm; enchant. See sorcery, pleasure. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To fascinate] Syn. enthrall, beguile, capture; see fascinate . 2. [To charm] Syn. enchant, cast a spell over, control… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 bewitch — be|witch [bıˈwıtʃ] v [T usually passive] 1.) to make someone feel so interested or attracted that they cannot think clearly ▪ Tim s utterly bewitched by her. 2.) to get control over someone by putting a magic ↑spell on them >bewitching adj ▪ a …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 bewitch — be|witch [ bı wıtʃ ] verb transitive to control someone s behavior with magic: The old man was convinced that she had bewitched him. a. to make someone strongly attracted to you by your behavior: an athlete who bewitches the crowd with his speed… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 bewitch — [[t]bɪwɪ̱tʃ[/t]] bewitches, bewitching, bewitched VERB If someone or something bewitches you, you are so attracted to them that you cannot think about anything else. [V n] She was not moving, as if someone had bewitched her... [V n] The doctor is …

    English dictionary

  • 17 bewitch — be·witch || bɪ wɪtʃ v. cast a spell over, enchant, spellbind, charm …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 bewitch — verb 1》 cast a spell over. 2》 enchant and delight. Derivatives bewitcher noun bewitching adjective bewitchingly adverb bewitchment noun Origin ME: from be + witch …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 bewitch — v. a. Charm, fascinate, enchant, captivate, transport, enravish, enrapture, entrance …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 bewitch — verb (T) 1 to make someone feel so interested or attracted by something that they cannot think clearly: Tim s utterly bewitched by that woman. | a bewitching smile 2 to get control over someone by putting a magic spell 2 (1) on them …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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