becharm


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becharm

(bɪˈtʃɑːm)
vb (tr)
to charm, delight
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.becharm - control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraftbecharm - control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
glamour, hex, jinx, witch, bewitch, enchant - cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
2.becharm - attractbecharm - 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"
References in classic literature ?
I mention this circumstance, because, as if the cows and calves had been purposely locked up in this innermost fold; and as if the wide extent of the herd had hitherto prevented them from learning the precise cause of its stopping; or, possibly, being so young, unsophisticated, and every way innocent and inexperienced; however it may have been, these smaller whales --now and then visiting our becalmed boat from the margin of the lake --evinced a wondrous fearlessness and confidence, or else a still becharmed panic which it was impossible not to marvel at.
What is more, the significance of the experiences felt by the one "becharmed" (bewitched/under a spell) is also the same.
"Trying to break one charm, he was but becharmed anew," fancying himself "in some far inland country; prisoner in some deserted chateau" (199, 200) until his "enchantments" become "disenchanted" by the grim realities of the San Dominick (200).