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tr.v. be·witched, be·witch·ing, be·witch·es
1. To place under one's power by magic; cast a spell over.
2. To captivate completely; fascinate. See Synonyms at charm.

[Middle English biwicchen : probably bi-, be- + wicchen (from Old English wiccian, from wicce, witch, or wicca, sorcerer); see weg- in Indo-European roots.]

be·witch′er n.
be·witch′er·y n.
be·witch′ing·ly adv.


a person who enchants or bewitches
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58) Within the Quijote, a bewitcher who acted as a vehicle for the Satan of Catholic exorcistic practice appeared as one identity for the "wise enchanter" (sabio encantador) who pursued Don Quixote.
But by describing the sophist not merely once but three times as a bewitcher ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), the Stranger does, once again, point to the similarity between the sophist and Socrates.