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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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