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English verb: enchant

1. enchant (emotion) hold spellbound


ExamplesThe good news will enchant her


Synonymsdelight, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, ravish, transport


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


Broader (hypernym)delight, please


Antonymsdisenchant, disillusion

2. enchant (emotion) attract; cause to be enamored


SamplesShe captured all the men's hearts.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to enchant Sue


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


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


Broader (hypernym)appeal, attract


Narrower (hyponym)hold, work

3. enchant (communication) cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something


Synonymsbewitch, glamour, hex, jinx, witch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)becharm, charm


Narrower (hyponym)spell, voodoo









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