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en·chant

 (ĕn-chănt′)
tr.v. en·chant·ed, en·chant·ing, en·chants
1. To cast a spell over; bewitch.
2. To attract and delight; entrance. See Synonyms at charm.

[Middle English enchanten, from Old French enchanter, from Latin incantāre, to utter an incantation, cast a spell : in-, against; see en-1 + cantāre, to sing, frequentative of canere; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

enchant

(ɪnˈtʃɑːnt)
vb (tr)
1. to cast a spell on; bewitch
2. to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm
[C14: from Old French enchanter, from Latin incantāre to chant a spell, from cantāre to chant, from canere to sing]
enˈchanter n
enˈchantress fem n

en•chant

(ɛnˈtʃænt, -ˈtʃɑnt)

v.t.
1. to subject to magical influence; place under a spell; bewitch.
2. to delight utterly; captivate.
3. to impart a magic quality or effect to.
[1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French enchanter < Latin incantāre to put a spell on; see incantation]

enchant


Past participle: enchanted
Gerund: enchanting

Imperative
enchant
enchant
Present
I enchant
you enchant
he/she/it enchants
we enchant
you enchant
they enchant
Preterite
I enchanted
you enchanted
he/she/it enchanted
we enchanted
you enchanted
they enchanted
Present Continuous
I am enchanting
you are enchanting
he/she/it is enchanting
we are enchanting
you are enchanting
they are enchanting
Present Perfect
I have enchanted
you have enchanted
he/she/it has enchanted
we have enchanted
you have enchanted
they have enchanted
Past Continuous
I was enchanting
you were enchanting
he/she/it was enchanting
we were enchanting
you were enchanting
they were enchanting
Past Perfect
I had enchanted
you had enchanted
he/she/it had enchanted
we had enchanted
you had enchanted
they had enchanted
Future
I will enchant
you will enchant
he/she/it will enchant
we will enchant
you will enchant
they will enchant
Future Perfect
I will have enchanted
you will have enchanted
he/she/it will have enchanted
we will have enchanted
you will have enchanted
they will have enchanted
Future Continuous
I will be enchanting
you will be enchanting
he/she/it will be enchanting
we will be enchanting
you will be enchanting
they will be enchanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enchanting
you have been enchanting
he/she/it has been enchanting
we have been enchanting
you have been enchanting
they have been enchanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enchanting
you will have been enchanting
he/she/it will have been enchanting
we will have been enchanting
you will have been enchanting
they will have been enchanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enchanting
you had been enchanting
he/she/it had been enchanting
we had been enchanting
you had been enchanting
they had been enchanting
Conditional
I would enchant
you would enchant
he/she/it would enchant
we would enchant
you would enchant
they would enchant
Past Conditional
I would have enchanted
you would have enchanted
he/she/it would have enchanted
we would have enchanted
you would have enchanted
they would have enchanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enchant - hold spellboundenchant - hold spellbound      
delight, please - give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"
disenchant, disillusion - free from enchantment
2.enchant - attractenchant - attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
hold - hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
attract, appeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
work - gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"
3.enchant - cast a spell over someone or somethingenchant - cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
voodoo - bewitch by or as if by a voodoo
spell - place under a spell
becharm, charm - control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft

enchant

enchant

verb
1. To act upon with or as if with magic:
2. To please greatly or irresistibly:
3. To give great or keen pleasure to:
Archaic: joy.
Translations
يَسْتَمْتِع ، يَخْلُبيَسْحَر
betageforheksefortrylle
heilla, hrífatöfra, hneppa í álög
apžavaiburtaipakerėtisužavėjimasužburtas
apburtsajūsmināt
začarovať
büyü yapmakbüyülemeketkilemekkendinden geçirmek

enchant

[ɪnˈtʃɑːnt] VT (often passive) → encantar; (= use magic on) → encantar, hechizar
we were enchanted with the placeel sitio nos encantó

enchant

[ɪnˈtʃɑːnt] vt
(= delight) [person, place, event] → enchanter
to be enchanted by sth [+ place, event] → être enchanté(e) par qch
to be enchanted by sb → être charmé(e) par qn
(= put a spell on) [+ person, place] → enchanter

enchant

vt
(= delight)bezaubern, entzücken; to be enchanted by somethingvon etw or über etw (acc)entzückt sein
(= put under spell)verzaubern; the enchanted woodder Zauberwald

enchant

[ɪnˈtʃɑːnt] vtincantare; (subj, magic spell) → stregare

enchant

(inˈtʃaːnt) verb
1. to delight. I was enchanted by the children's concert.
2. to put a magic spell on. A wizard had enchanted her.
enˈchanted adjective
an enchanted castle.
enˈchanterfeminine enˈchantress noun
a person who enchants.
enˈchantment noun
1. the act of enchanting or state of being enchanted. a look of enchantment on the children's faces.
2. a magic spell.
3. charm; attraction. the enchantment (s) of a big city.
References in classic literature ?
Also I must have the right to guess the enchantments of my friends, and to release them if I succeed.
She has made one guess that is right, and broken one of my neatest enchantments.
And then, I said, we must try them with enchantments that is the third sort of test--and see what will be their behaviour: like those who take colts amid noise and tumult to see if they are of a timid nature, so must we take our youth amid terrors of some kind, and again pass them into pleasures, and prove them more thoroughly than gold is proved in the furnace, that we may discover whether they are armed against all enchantments, and of a noble bearing always, good guardians of themselves and of the music which they have learned, and retaining under all circumstances a rhythmical and harmonious nature, such as will be most serviceable to the individual and to the State.
And they will have to be watched at every age, in order that we may see whether they preserve their resolution, and never, under the influence either of force or enchantment, forget or cast off their sense of duty to the State.
His fancy grew full of what he used to read about in his books, enchantments, quarrels, battles, challenges, wounds, wooings, loves, agonies, and all sorts of impossible nonsense; and it so possessed his mind that the whole fabric of invention and fancy he read of was true, that to him no history in the world had more reality in it.
The dreamy night of magical enchantments stole smoothly on.
Why, one branch of hawthorn against the sky promises more than all the summers of time can pay, and a pond ablaze with yellow lilies awakens such answering splendours and enchantments in mortal bosoms,--blazons, it would seem, so august a message from the hidden heart of the world,--that ever afterwards, for one who has looked upon it, the most fortunate human existence must seem a disappointment.
However he had nullified the force of the enchantment by prayer, and had killed my thirteen knights in a three hours' battle, and taken me prisoner, sparing my life in order that so strange a curiosity as I was might be exhibited to the wonder and admiration of the king and the court.
To punish me, he shut me up in this vase of copper, and he put on the leaden cover his seal, which is enchantment enough to prevent my coming out.
She combs with a comb that is golden, And sings a weird refrain That steeps in a deadly enchantment The list'ner's ravished brain:
She had no rest now till she had found out where the King guarded the reel, and then she made some little white shirts, and, as she had learnt from her witch-mother, sewed an enchantment in each of them.
As I did so I saw stretching far below me the beautiful vista of rocky gorge, and level, cacti-studded flat, wrought by the moonlight into a miracle of soft splendor and wondrous enchantment.