enamour


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en·am·our

 (ĭ-năm′ər)
v. Chiefly British
Variant of enamor.
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enamour

(ɪnˈæmə) or

enamor

vb
(and foll by: of) to inspire with love; captivate; charm
[C14: from Old French enamourer, from amour love, from Latin amor]
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enamour


Past participle: enamoured
Gerund: enamouring

Imperative
enamour
enamour
Present
I enamour
you enamour
he/she/it enamours
we enamour
you enamour
they enamour
Preterite
I enamoured
you enamoured
he/she/it enamoured
we enamoured
you enamoured
they enamoured
Present Continuous
I am enamouring
you are enamouring
he/she/it is enamouring
we are enamouring
you are enamouring
they are enamouring
Present Perfect
I have enamoured
you have enamoured
he/she/it has enamoured
we have enamoured
you have enamoured
they have enamoured
Past Continuous
I was enamouring
you were enamouring
he/she/it was enamouring
we were enamouring
you were enamouring
they were enamouring
Past Perfect
I had enamoured
you had enamoured
he/she/it had enamoured
we had enamoured
you had enamoured
they had enamoured
Future
I will enamour
you will enamour
he/she/it will enamour
we will enamour
you will enamour
they will enamour
Future Perfect
I will have enamoured
you will have enamoured
he/she/it will have enamoured
we will have enamoured
you will have enamoured
they will have enamoured
Future Continuous
I will be enamouring
you will be enamouring
he/she/it will be enamouring
we will be enamouring
you will be enamouring
they will be enamouring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enamouring
you have been enamouring
he/she/it has been enamouring
we have been enamouring
you have been enamouring
they have been enamouring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enamouring
you will have been enamouring
he/she/it will have been enamouring
we will have been enamouring
you will have been enamouring
they will have been enamouring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enamouring
you had been enamouring
he/she/it had been enamouring
we had been enamouring
you had been enamouring
they had been enamouring
Conditional
I would enamour
you would enamour
he/she/it would enamour
we would enamour
you would enamour
they would enamour
Past Conditional
I would have enamoured
you would have enamoured
he/she/it would have enamoured
we would have enamoured
you would have enamoured
they would have enamoured
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enamour - attractenamour - 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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Translations

enamour

enamor (US) [ɪˈnæməʳ] VT to be enamoured of (liter, hum) [+ person] → estar enamorado de; [+ thing] → estar entusiasmado con
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enamour

, (US) enamor
vt to be enamoured of somebody (= in love with)in jdn verliebt sein; to be enamoured of something (= taken by)von etw angetan or entzückt sein; she was not exactly enamoured of the ideasie war von der Idee nicht gerade begeistert
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References in classic literature ?
Tottering above In her highest noon The enamoured moon Blushes with love, While, to listen, the red levin(With the rapid Pleiads, even, Which were seven,) Pauses in Heaven
WHILE bathing, Antinous was seen by Minerva, who was so enamoured of his beauty that, all armed as she happened to be, she descended from Olympus to woo him; but, unluckily displaying her shield, with the head of Medusa on it, she had the unhappiness to see the beautiful mortal turn to stone from catching a glimpse of it.
"Look here, heretic, have I not told thee a thousand times that I have never once in my life seen the peerless Dulcinea or crossed the threshold of her palace, and that I am enamoured solely by hearsay and by the great reputation she bears for beauty and discretion?"
Enamoured of the tropics, despite the damage done me, I stopped in various places, and was a long while getting back to the splendid, temperate climate of California.
--All anew, all eternal, all enlinked, enlaced and enamoured, Oh, then did ye LOVE the world,--
Enamoured of the South, of Provence, of its people, its life, its sunshine and its poetry, narrow-chested, tall and short- sighted, he strode along the streets and the lanes, his long feet projecting far in advance of his body, and his white nose and gingery moustache buried in an open book: for he had the habit of reading as he walked.
It was long before I was duly revolted by Esmond's transfer of his passion from the daughter to the mother whom he is successively enamoured of.
Also if David wearies of you he scruples not to say so, but Porthos, in like circumstances, offers you his paw, meaning 'Farewell,' and to bearded men he does this all the time (I think because of a hereditary distaste for goats), so that they conceive him to be enamoured of them when he is only begging them courteously to go.
"Changee for changee!" Kwaque queried back, taking for granted that it was an offer to exchange and wondering whether the little old cook had become enamoured of his precious jews' harp.
Thenceforth sweet Cecily kept the noiseless tenor of her way unvexed by the attentions of enamoured swains.
To deal plainly with the reader, the captain, ever since his arrival, at least from the moment his brother had proposed the match to him, long before he had discovered any flattering symptoms in Miss Bridget, had been greatly enamoured; that is to say, of Mr Allworthy's house and gardens, and of his lands, tenements, and hereditaments; of all which the captain was so passionately fond, that he would most probably have contracted marriage with them, had he been obliged to have taken the witch of Endor into the bargain.
A stiff commissariat officer of sixty, famous as a martinet, had then become enamoured of the gravity with which she drove the proprieties four-in-hand through the cathedral town society, and had solicited to be taken beside her on the box of the cool coach of ceremony to which that team was harnessed.