enamor


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en·am·or

 (ĭ-năm′ər)
tr.v. en·am·ored, en·am·or·ing, en·am·ors
To inspire with love; captivate: was enamored of the beautiful dancer; were enamored with the charming island.

[Middle English enamouren, from Old French enamourer : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + amour, love; see amour.]

en•am•or

(ɪˈnæm ər)

v.t.
to fill or inflame with love; charm; captivate (usu. used in the passive and fol. by of).
Also, esp. Brit.,en•am′our.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French enamourer. See en-1, amour]

enamor


Past participle: enamored
Gerund: enamoring

Imperative
enamor
enamor
Present
I enamor
you enamor
he/she/it enamors
we enamor
you enamor
they enamor
Preterite
I enamored
you enamored
he/she/it enamored
we enamored
you enamored
they enamored
Present Continuous
I am enamoring
you are enamoring
he/she/it is enamoring
we are enamoring
you are enamoring
they are enamoring
Present Perfect
I have enamored
you have enamored
he/she/it has enamored
we have enamored
you have enamored
they have enamored
Past Continuous
I was enamoring
you were enamoring
he/she/it was enamoring
we were enamoring
you were enamoring
they were enamoring
Past Perfect
I had enamored
you had enamored
he/she/it had enamored
we had enamored
you had enamored
they had enamored
Future
I will enamor
you will enamor
he/she/it will enamor
we will enamor
you will enamor
they will enamor
Future Perfect
I will have enamored
you will have enamored
he/she/it will have enamored
we will have enamored
you will have enamored
they will have enamored
Future Continuous
I will be enamoring
you will be enamoring
he/she/it will be enamoring
we will be enamoring
you will be enamoring
they will be enamoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enamoring
you have been enamoring
he/she/it has been enamoring
we have been enamoring
you have been enamoring
they have been enamoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enamoring
you will have been enamoring
he/she/it will have been enamoring
we will have been enamoring
you will have been enamoring
they will have been enamoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enamoring
you had been enamoring
he/she/it had been enamoring
we had been enamoring
you had been enamoring
they had been enamoring
Conditional
I would enamor
you would enamor
he/she/it would enamor
we would enamor
you would enamor
they would enamor
Past Conditional
I would have enamored
you would have enamored
he/she/it would have enamored
we would have enamored
you would have enamored
they would have enamored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enamor - attractenamor - 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"
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