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be·witch

 (bĭ-wĭch′)
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.
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bewitch

(bɪˈwɪtʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to attract and fascinate; enchant
2. to cast a spell over
[C13 bewicchen; see be-, witch]
beˈwitching adj
beˈwitchingly adv
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be•witch

(bɪˈwɪtʃ)

v.t.
1. to affect by witchcraft or magic; cast a spell over.
2. to enchant; charm; fascinate.
[1175–1225]
be•witch′er•y, n.
be•witch′ing•ly, adv.
be•witch′ment, n.
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bewitch


Past participle: bewitched
Gerund: bewitching

Imperative
bewitch
bewitch
Present
I bewitch
you bewitch
he/she/it bewitches
we bewitch
you bewitch
they bewitch
Preterite
I bewitched
you bewitched
he/she/it bewitched
we bewitched
you bewitched
they bewitched
Present Continuous
I am bewitching
you are bewitching
he/she/it is bewitching
we are bewitching
you are bewitching
they are bewitching
Present Perfect
I have bewitched
you have bewitched
he/she/it has bewitched
we have bewitched
you have bewitched
they have bewitched
Past Continuous
I was bewitching
you were bewitching
he/she/it was bewitching
we were bewitching
you were bewitching
they were bewitching
Past Perfect
I had bewitched
you had bewitched
he/she/it had bewitched
we had bewitched
you had bewitched
they had bewitched
Future
I will bewitch
you will bewitch
he/she/it will bewitch
we will bewitch
you will bewitch
they will bewitch
Future Perfect
I will have bewitched
you will have bewitched
he/she/it will have bewitched
we will have bewitched
you will have bewitched
they will have bewitched
Future Continuous
I will be bewitching
you will be bewitching
he/she/it will be bewitching
we will be bewitching
you will be bewitching
they will be bewitching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bewitching
you have been bewitching
he/she/it has been bewitching
we have been bewitching
you have been bewitching
they have been bewitching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bewitching
you will have been bewitching
he/she/it will have been bewitching
we will have been bewitching
you will have been bewitching
they will have been bewitching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bewitching
you had been bewitching
he/she/it had been bewitching
we had been bewitching
you had been bewitching
they had been bewitching
Conditional
I would bewitch
you would bewitch
he/she/it would bewitch
we would bewitch
you would bewitch
they would bewitch
Past Conditional
I would have bewitched
you would have bewitched
he/she/it would have bewitched
we would have bewitched
you would have bewitched
they would have bewitched
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bewitch - attractbewitch - 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"
2.bewitch - attract strongly, as if with a magnetbewitch - attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks"
influence, tempt, charm - induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
3.bewitch - cast a spell over someone or somethingbewitch - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

bewitch

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

bewitch

verb
1. To act upon with or as if with magic:
2. To please greatly or irresistibly:
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Translations
يَسْحَر، يَفْتِن، يَخْلِبُ
očarovat
forheksefortrylle
töfra
sužavėti
apburtsavaldzināt
začarati
büyülemekhayran bırakmak

bewitch

[bɪˈwɪtʃ] VT (= cast a spell on) → hechizar; (= seduce) → seducir, cautivar; (= enchant) → encantar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bewitch

[bɪˈwɪtʃ] vtensorceler
to be bewitched by sth/sb → être captivé(e) par qch/qn
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bewitch

vtverhexen, verzaubern; (fig)bezaubern
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bewitch

[bɪˈwɪtʃ] vtstregare (fig) → affascinare, ammaliare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bewitch

(biˈwitʃ) verb
to cast a spell on, to charm. She bewitched us with her smile.
beˈwitching adjective
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
Debates about superstition fed into debates about witchcraft and so Bailey arrives naturally at Nider's Anthill, Jacquier's Scourge of Heretic Bewitchers, and, finally, Kramer's Hammer of Witches.
Because in love there is all the power of enchantment [...] These bewitchers win over and snare their loved ones with the powers of rhetoric and the metres of poetry, as though with some incantation.
In the times of bewitchers and witches, man used to destroy the charms with fire." (104) Often young people leapt over the bonfir es or walked barefoot over hot coals to prove the ardor of their faith.