enchant


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en·chant

 (ĕn-chănt′)
tr.v. en·chant·ed, en·chant·ing, en·chants
1. To cast a spell over; bewitch.
2. To attract and delight; entrance. See Synonyms at charm.

[Middle English enchanten, from Old French enchanter, from Latin incantāre, to utter an incantation, cast a spell : in-, against; see en-1 + cantāre, to sing, frequentative of canere; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

enchant

(ɪnˈtʃɑːnt)
vb (tr)
1. to cast a spell on; bewitch
2. to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm
[C14: from Old French enchanter, from Latin incantāre to chant a spell, from cantāre to chant, from canere to sing]
enˈchanter n
enˈchantress fem n

en•chant

(ɛnˈtʃænt, -ˈtʃɑnt)

v.t.
1. to subject to magical influence; place under a spell; bewitch.
2. to delight utterly; captivate.
3. to impart a magic quality or effect to.
[1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French enchanter < Latin incantāre to put a spell on; see incantation]

enchant


Past participle: enchanted
Gerund: enchanting

Imperative
enchant
enchant
Present
I enchant
you enchant
he/she/it enchants
we enchant
you enchant
they enchant
Preterite
I enchanted
you enchanted
he/she/it enchanted
we enchanted
you enchanted
they enchanted
Present Continuous
I am enchanting
you are enchanting
he/she/it is enchanting
we are enchanting
you are enchanting
they are enchanting
Present Perfect
I have enchanted
you have enchanted
he/she/it has enchanted
we have enchanted
you have enchanted
they have enchanted
Past Continuous
I was enchanting
you were enchanting
he/she/it was enchanting
we were enchanting
you were enchanting
they were enchanting
Past Perfect
I had enchanted
you had enchanted
he/she/it had enchanted
we had enchanted
you had enchanted
they had enchanted
Future
I will enchant
you will enchant
he/she/it will enchant
we will enchant
you will enchant
they will enchant
Future Perfect
I will have enchanted
you will have enchanted
he/she/it will have enchanted
we will have enchanted
you will have enchanted
they will have enchanted
Future Continuous
I will be enchanting
you will be enchanting
he/she/it will be enchanting
we will be enchanting
you will be enchanting
they will be enchanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enchanting
you have been enchanting
he/she/it has been enchanting
we have been enchanting
you have been enchanting
they have been enchanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enchanting
you will have been enchanting
he/she/it will have been enchanting
we will have been enchanting
you will have been enchanting
they will have been enchanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enchanting
you had been enchanting
he/she/it had been enchanting
we had been enchanting
you had been enchanting
they had been enchanting
Conditional
I would enchant
you would enchant
he/she/it would enchant
we would enchant
you would enchant
they would enchant
Past Conditional
I would have enchanted
you would have enchanted
he/she/it would have enchanted
we would have enchanted
you would have enchanted
they would have enchanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enchant - hold spellboundenchant - hold spellbound      
delight, please - give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"
disenchant, disillusion - free from enchantment
2.enchant - attractenchant - 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"
3.enchant - cast a spell over someone or somethingenchant - 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

enchant

enchant

verb
1. To act upon with or as if with magic:
2. To please greatly or irresistibly:
3. To give great or keen pleasure to:
Archaic: joy.
Translations
يَسْتَمْتِع ، يَخْلُبيَسْحَر
betageforheksefortrylle
heilla, hrífatöfra, hneppa í álög
apžavaiburtaipakerėtisužavėjimasužburtas
apburtsajūsmināt
začarovať
büyü yapmakbüyülemeketkilemekkendinden geçirmek

enchant

[ɪnˈtʃɑːnt] VT (often passive) → encantar; (= use magic on) → encantar, hechizar
we were enchanted with the placeel sitio nos encantó

enchant

[ɪnˈtʃɑːnt] vt
(= delight) [person, place, event] → enchanter
to be enchanted by sth [+ place, event] → être enchanté(e) par qch
to be enchanted by sb → être charmé(e) par qn
(= put a spell on) [+ person, place] → enchanter

enchant

vt
(= delight)bezaubern, entzücken; to be enchanted by somethingvon etw or über etw (acc)entzückt sein
(= put under spell)verzaubern; the enchanted woodder Zauberwald

enchant

[ɪnˈtʃɑːnt] vtincantare; (subj, magic spell) → stregare

enchant

(inˈtʃaːnt) verb
1. to delight. I was enchanted by the children's concert.
2. to put a magic spell on. A wizard had enchanted her.
enˈchanted adjective
an enchanted castle.
enˈchanterfeminine enˈchantress noun
a person who enchants.
enˈchantment noun
1. the act of enchanting or state of being enchanted. a look of enchantment on the children's faces.
2. a magic spell.
3. charm; attraction. the enchantment (s) of a big city.
References in classic literature ?
It was a July midnight; and from out A full-orbed moon, that, like thine own soul, soaring, Sought a precipitate pathway up through heaven, There fell a silvery-silken veil of light, With quietude, and sultriness, and slumber, Upon the upturned faces of a thousand Roses that grew in an enchanted garden, Where no wind dared to stir, unless on tiptoe -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That gave out, in return for the love-light, Their odorous souls in an ecstatic death -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That smiled and died in this parterre, enchanted By thee, and by the poetry of thy presence.
I paused- I looked- And in an instant all things disappeared.(Ah, bear in mind this garden was enchanted!)
"Thou mayest well believe that," answered Don Quixote, "because, either I know little, or this castle is enchanted, for thou must know- but this that I am now about to tell thee thou must swear to keep secret until after my death."
I will only tell thee that, either fate being envious of so great a boon placed in my hands by good fortune, or perhaps (and this is more probable) this castle being, as I have already said, enchanted, at the time when I was engaged in the sweetest and most amorous discourse with her, there came, without my seeing or knowing whence it came, a hand attached to some arm of some huge giant, that planted such a cuff on my jaws that I have them all bathed in blood, and then pummelled me in such a way that I am in a worse plight than yesterday when the carriers, on account of Rocinante's misbehaviour, inflicted on us the injury thou knowest of; whence conjecture that there must be some enchanted Moor guarding the treasure of this damsel's beauty, and that it is not for me."
"It was not enchanted aforetime," she said in a musing fashion, as if to herself.
But when he came to the enchanted horse, the princess declared that she could never have imagined anything half so surprising.
Going straight to the country house, he informed the doorkeeper who was left in charge that he had been sent by the Sultan and by the Prince of Persia to fetch the princess on the enchanted horse, and to bring her to the palace.
The next evening after the trial the little girl begged Ozma to allow her to look in the enchanted picture, and the Princess readily consented.
Anyone who picked an apple gained admittance into the golden castle, and there in a silver room sat an enchanted Princess of surpassing fairness and beauty.
Adieu, till we meet; I am enchanted with my lodgings.
In which is related how Dorothy Gale of Kansas, The Shaggy Man, Button Bright, and Polychrome the Rainbow's Daughter met on an Enchanted Road and followed it all the way to the Marvelous Land of Oz.
Author of Father Goose-His Book; The Wizard of Oz; The Magical Monarch of Mo; The Enchanted Isle of Yew; The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus; Dot and Tot of Merryland etc.