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English noun: charm

1. charm (attribute) attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

SamplesHis smile was part of his appeal to her.

Synonymsappeal, appealingness

Broader (hypernym)attractiveness

Narrower (hyponym)siren call, siren song, winsomeness

2. charm (communication) a verbal formula believed to have magical force

SamplesHe whispered a spell as he moved his hands.
Inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese.

Synonymsmagic spell, magical spell, spell

Broader (hypernym)language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication

Narrower (hyponym)conjuration, curse, hex, incantation, jinx, whammy

3. charm (artifact) something believed to bring good luck

Synonymsgood luck charm

Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

Narrower (hyponym)amulet, fetich, fetish, hoodoo, juju, talisman, voodoo

4. charm (cognition) (physics) one of the six flavors of quark

Broader (hypernym)flavor, flavour

Domain categoryhigh energy physics, high-energy physics, particle physics

English verb: charm

1. charm (emotion) attract; cause to be enamored

SamplesShe captured all the men's hearts.

ExamplesSam cannot charm Sue , The performance is likely to charm Sue

Synonymsbecharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)appeal, attract

Narrower (hyponym)hold, work

2. charm (social) control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)command, control

Narrower (hyponym)bewitch, enchant, glamour, hex, jinx, witch

3. charm (competition) protect through supernatural powers or charms

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)protect

4. charm (communication) induce into action by using one's charm

SamplesShe charmed him into giving her all his money.

ExamplesThey charm him into writing the letter

Synonymsinfluence, tempt

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something

Broader (hypernym)persuade

Narrower (hyponym)bewitch, magnetise, magnetize, mesmerise, mesmerize, spellbind

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